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.