Will actor Sanjay Dutt take up carpentry once again in Jail?

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Mumbai, March 22: The Supreme Court on Thursday, March 21 upheld actor Sanjay Dutt's conviction under the Arms Act, but reduced his sentence from six to five years in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.

Now, the Bollywood star has to spend three and half years in jail, as he had already spent 18 months in prison.

During his previous stint in various jails including Arthur Road Jail and Pune prison, the 53-year-old actor had taken up carpentry as prison labour for which he was paid.

Earlier, in a television interview, Dutt said that he had enjoyed carpentry in jail, although it was difficult for him to pick up the trade initially. The actor said a fellow jail inmate taught him carpentry. Dutt also claimed that he has became expert in the art of carpentry.

"As a normal procedure, he has been asked to choose some work and he chose carpentry," said a jail official in the western city of Pune, where Dutt was lodged in 2007.

Sanjay Dutt

He worked as an apprentice in the jail's carpentry workshop.

According to sources Dutt could be shifted to any of the following jails in Maharashtra - in Aurangabad, Nasik, Amravati, Nagpur, Kolhapur, or Pune.

However, nothing has been finalised till now. Additional Director General of Police (State Prisons) Meeran Chadha Borwankar said, "I am in Delhi. We shall decide after discussing with the officers."

Dutt has to surrender before the TADA court in Mumbai on completion of four weeks, as per the apex court's order.

"I have already suffered for 20 years and been in jail for 18 months. If they want me to suffer more I have to be strong. My family is very emotional right now and I have to be strong for them. I am shattered and in emotional distress. I am sorry I can't come down and meet you all. I know in my heart that I have always been a good human being, respected the system and always been loyal to my country. God is great and he will guide me through this," said Sanjay Dutt in his statement.

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