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Sanjay Dutt can be sent back to jail if rules were broken: Maha govt to HC

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The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the Maharashtra government, how actor Sanjay Dutt was granted parole and furlough in quick succession and within two months of surrendering to serve his five-year sentence in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

The court also asked the government to submit a fresh affidavit explaining the criteria of good behaviour applied to actor Sanjay Dutt.

Maha govt to Bombay HC: Sanjay Dutt can be sent back to jail if rules were broken

Dutt was granted parole and furlough in quick succession and within two months of surrendering to serve his five-year sentence in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

The High Court also sought to know how is the good conduct and behaviour of a convict ascertained, and on what basis and criteria the actor was granted early remission.

On July 31, 2007 the TADA court in Mumbai sentenced him to six years rigorous imprisonment under the Arms Act and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000.

In 2013, the Supreme Court upheld the ruling but reduced the sentence to five years following which he surrendered to serve the remainder of his sentence.

During his imprisonment, he was granted parole of 90 days in December 2013 and again for 30 days later.

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