LS polls: Sanjay Dutt files plea in SC to contest

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New Delhi, Mar 5: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who recently stepped into the world of politics filed a plea in the Supreme Court of India seeking the suspension of his trial in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts' case to contest in the coming Lok Sabha polls.

Dutt who was convicted and sentenced for 6 years imprisonment under Arms Act for possessing illegal weapons in connection with the blasts case was granted bail after he filed an appeal against the TADA court's verdict. He was sentenced in July 2007 and had spent 18 months in jail during the pendency of the trial.

The actor earlier in Feb got SC's permission to visit foreign nations to fulfill his commitments as United Nations' Goodwill Ambassador on malnutrition.

Despite his family's close connection with Congress party Sanjay Dutt joined Samajwadi Party and is contesting from Lucknow for the general elections.

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