Supreme Court dismisses Sanjay Dutt's final petition

Added by harini on Jul 24, 2013

Supreme Court today dismissed the curative petition filed by actor Sanjay Dutt in regards to 1993 Bombay blasts case.

Actor Sanjay Dutt, who is currently serving a jail sentence of 5 years, exhausted his last legal option with the curative petition that had sought a review of the court's verdict.

A curative petition is filed after the dismissal of the review petition and is decided in the chambers of judges, and not in open court.

The Supreme Court dismissed Sanjay Dutt's petition, saying no case has been made out for it to review its decision of convicting the actor.

In March this year Supreme Court upheld Sanjay Dutt's conviction under the Arms Act for illegally possessing weapons, and sentenced him to five years' imprisonment. The 53-year-old has already spent 18 months in jail. He was convicted by the TADA court for illegal possession of a 9 mm pistol and an AK-56 rifle.

On May 16, Sanjay Dutt surrendered before a special court in Mumbai. He is currently lodged in Pune's Yerawada Jail.

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