Mumbai, Jan 6: Sanjay Dutt, the Bollywood actor, is all set to be freed from Pune's Yerwada jail on Feb 25. Though the actor's jail term will end on Feb 25, the actor will be released on Feb 27.
According to sources, since Sanjay Dutt overextended his parole time by 2 days, hence, he will be forced to compensate the time in jail.
The actor was sent jail as he was convicted in an arms case related to the 1993 Mumbai blasts in which more than 350 people were killed and over 700 were injured.
Sanjay Dutt will be released from prison a few days before his actual release date as reprieve has been granted to the 56-year-old actor on grounds of good behaviour.
The decision earlier was challenged by by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju who urged the governor of Maharashtra to reject the pardon granted to Sanjay Dutt.
However, Governor Vidyasagar Rao rejected the petition on the recommendation of the Maharashtra home department, which said it would set a bad precedent as the actor's conviction was confirmed by the Supreme Court.
Dutt was sentenced to a 5-year imprisonment after he was convicted in the 1993 blasts case for possessing an illegal weapon. He had already served 18 months before the verdict was pronounced. The 56-year-old actor is now completing the remaining prison term of 42 months and is lodged at the Yerawada Central Jail in Pune.