Sanjay Dutt can't be a free man now, SC dismisses last plea

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New Delhi, July 23: The Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 23 dismissed Sanjay Dutt's curative petition seeking a review of the court's verdict in connection with Bombay Blasts 1993 case. The Bollywood actor has exhausted all legal options to become a free man but all his efforts have gone in vain.

Dismissing Dutt's plea, the apex court said that no case has been made out for it to review its decision of convicting the actor. A curative petition is filed after the dismissal of the review petition and is decided in the chambers of judges, and not in open court.

Sanjay Dutt

The Supreme Court earlier had upheld a TADA court's decision on the actor who was convicted under possession of illegal arms act. The court, however, reduced his jail term from six to five years.

The 53-year-old actor was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case for possessing illegal weapons. Of the total term of five years, Dutt has already served 18 months in jail two decades ago and the Supreme Court, in its order of March 21, asked him to serve another 42 months. Dutt had surrendered before a court in Mumbai on May 16. Later he was taken to Pune.

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