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Friday, 22 March 2013

1993 Mumbai blasts, Sanjay Dutt

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told the Supreme Court today that actor Sanjay Dutt's conviction under Arms Act in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts case and his six-year jail term should be upheld. However, the investigating agency maintained its earlier stand and it did not press for more stringent charges to be invoked against him.

Mr Dutt was arrested after the blasts in 1993 and spent 18 months in jail before being granted conditional bail. In 2007, he was convicted by a Special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) court for illegally possessing a 9 mm pistol and an AK-56 rifle but was acquitted of more serious charges under the now defunct TADA law. The actor was sentenced to six years in jail. In August 2007, he moved the Supreme Court challenging his conviction, and sought bail. He was granted bail in November 2007.
Source: NDTV


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