Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt has been released from Yerawada jail. Sanjay Dutt, 56, has served for more than the 50 months out of the 60 month’s sentence that was announced by the government.
He was blamed of buying weapons from the bombers but he said that the weapons were required in order to secure his family during the Hindu-Muslim rioting.
The actor was moved to the Pune jail in 2013 to finish his five-year jail term.
But he was lately approved a cutback of 144 days on the basis of his good behavior and actions like running a radio programme.
“His remission was worked out in compliance with jail rules and he was treated like any other convict,” the chief of Pune Yerwada Jail Superintendent UT Pawar told the Press Trust of India news agency.
One of Bollywood’s most known stars, Dutt is massively admired for his role as a sweet gangster in the Munnabhai movies. He has also dabbled in politics.
In 2006, a special anti-terror court arrested 100 people for the blasts. Twelve were given the death sentence and 20 others sentenced to life imprisonment.
Dutt, the most high-profile among the convicts, was first charged with five offences, including criminal conspiracy and possession of illegal weapons.
In March 2013, India’s Supreme Court upheld his conviction, but reduced his sentence from the earlier six years to five because of his admirable behavior during his time in jail.