Convict who gave arms to Dutt challenges remission in sentence

Convict who gave arms to Dutt challenges remission in sentence

Convict who gave arms to Dutt challenges remission in sentence

A convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case who ​had supplied ​AK-47 assault rifle to actor Sanjay Dutt has challenged the decision of the Nashik prison authorities to cancel his remission period.

Ibrahim alias Baba Moosa Chauhan, along with Abu Salem​,​ had given the guns to Dutt Chauhan, who is lodged in Nashik jail, has moved the Bombay High Court after the Inspector General of Prisons cancelled his remission period.

The petition is expected to come up on January 22 before acting Chief Justice V K Tah​i​lramani. Through a petition filed by advocate Farhana Shah, who had represented several accused in the case, Chauhan has said: “The remission granted was cancelled without applying mind and malafide intention.”

He has also pointed out that his behaviour was good and he should be treated on a par with Dutt and should be given remission like the actor. The convict in his petition pointed out that he has done gardening, cleaning toilets and water tanks in the Nashik jail and it was because of his good conduct he was given 80 days special remission.

It was, however, cancelled when another convict complained that Chauhan was not doing his chores properly.

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