Press Esc to close
Saturday 27 August 2016
News updated at 8:19 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.7°C
Min : 19.9°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Dutt surrenders, sent to jail

Mumbai, May 16, 2013, DHNS:
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt looks out from his house as he leaves to surrender at a court, in Mumbai May 16, 2013. Actor Sanjay Dutt is set to go to prison today after India's Supreme Court last week rejected a petition seeking a review of his earlier jail sentence for firearms offences during the Mumbai blasts 20 years ago. REUTERS

Actor Sanjay Dutt on Thursday surrendered before a TADA court here to serve the three and a half years of his remaining sentence for possessing firearms smuggled along with the consignment used in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.

Court officials remained tight-lipped about when will Dutt be shifted to the Yerawada Jail in Pune. The actor had gone to the court apprehending threat to his life and sought to keep the electronic media at bay.

The court, however, turned down his request for permission to smoke inside the jail, but allowed him to have home-made food for a month.

Earlier, the actor, clad in jeans and white kurta, left his Pali Hill residence accompanied by his wife Manyata and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt.

Despite heavy police presence, there was chaos on the road as scores of photographers and TV cameramen jostled for space. Dutt’s car could not move beyond a few metres and Mahesh Bhatt had to step out of the vehicle to request the cameramen to make way.

Roads leading to the city civil and sessions court in south Mumbai, which also houses the TADA court, were chock-a-block with OB vans of TV channels, policemen and curious onlookers.

At the court, Dutt, whose conviction was upheld recently by the apex court, went through formalities like identification and medical check-up. The entire process took nearly five hours.

In a bid to avoid the electronic media camped outside the court premises, Dutt was whisked out through a side door and taken to the Arthur Road Jail, around 6 km away, in a police van.

Earlier, Dutt sought to surrender directly to the prison authorities on account of “latent threat” to his life. However, the court turned down the plea and refused to take cognisance of an anonymous letter threatening the actor with “physical harm” if he was lodged at the Arthur Road Jail.

In March, the apex court awarded him a five-year jail term. Thereafter, he was given a month’s additional time to surrender.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Neeta Ambani along with actor Ranbir Kapoor at the launch of Reliance foundation youth sports...

Neeta Ambani along with actor Ranbir Kapoor at the launch of Reliance foundation youth sports...

Monica Besra, beneficiary of Mother Teresa's first 'miracle' at her house at Nattor village...

Monica Besra, beneficiary of Mother Teresa's first 'miracle' at her house at Nattor village...

A new born baby is rescued at the medical college & Hospital where a major fire broke out...

A new born baby is rescued at the medical college & Hospital where a major fire broke out...

Irom Chanu Sharmila offers prayer at Kangla fort after released from JNIMS security ward in Imphal..

Irom Chanu Sharmila offers prayer at Kangla fort after released from JNIMS security ward in Imphal..

Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani (R) being honoured by Ambedkar Mahasabha in Lucknow...

Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani (R) being honoured by Ambedkar Mahasabha in Lucknow...

Roland Folger, MD & CEO, Mercedes Benz India at the Mercedes-Benz Luxe Drive...

Roland Folger, MD & CEO, Mercedes Benz India at the Mercedes-Benz Luxe Drive...

Olympic Silver Medalist P V Sindhu visits Mahakali Temple in Hyderabad...

Olympic Silver Medalist P V Sindhu visits Mahakali Temple in Hyderabad...

Launching postal stamp of Shivarathri Rajendra Swami, as part of his Birth Centenary Celebrations...

Launching postal stamp of Shivarathri Rajendra Swami, as part of his Birth Centenary Celebrations...

People on boat wade through flooded river in Didarganj area in Patna...

People on boat wade through flooded river in Didarganj area in Patna...

Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurates Doha Bank's Kerala branch in Kochi...

Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurates Doha Bank's Kerala branch in Kochi...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523