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Maharashtra government defends early release of Sanjay Dutt

maharashtra government defends sanjay dutt

Sanjay Dutt’s early release from Yerwada jail was justified by the Maharastra government on Monday. Sanjay Dutt was treated like any ordinary convict at Yerwada Jail,said the Maharashtra government . Dutt was sentenced 5 years imprisonment after being convicted for the 1993 serial bomb blasts.

Bombay High Court filed an Affidavit

  • The state government told the Bombay High Court in an affidavit today that the actor showed “good behaviour and discipline”.
  • The actor completed all tasks assigned by to him by prison authorities satisfactorily and his conduct earned him an early release.
  • Mr Dutt, 57, spent a total about 1,570 days – 16 months as an undertrial and two and a half years as a convict.
  • The affidavit says between June 2013 and February 2016, the actor was out of prison for 256 days (8 months and 16 days).
  • Last month, the high court asked the Maharashtra government whether Dutt was indeed allowed to leave jail more than once.
  • When did jail authorities got time to assess his conduct when he was out on parole half the time, a judge asked.

“Should be early released under statutory rules”

  • Advocate general Ashutosh Kumbhakoni submitted the affidavit. It stated that Dutt displayed “good behavior, and discipline while in jail.”
  • In addition he stated the Dutt participated in “institutional activities such as physical training, educational programmes”.
  • Furthermore the actor has “performed all allotted work in accordance with prescribed standards”.
  • thus earning early remission according to “statutory rules.”
  • The state allows to earn seven days of remission a month if they follow the prison rules, and display exemplary conduct.
  • Such remissions however, are not allowed while the convict is out of prison on parole or furlough.
  • The state claimed that on October 19, 2015, Duty had filed an application requesting “special remission.”
  • However, the state rejected the application in December 2015.
  • On February 25 2016, considering Dutt’s conduct, the state decided to free him. Consequently he was freed 8 months and 16 days before he completed his five-year sentence.
  • Dutt was convicted for illegal possession and destruction of an AK-56 rifle in 1993 serial blasts case.


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