Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt prisoned for 3.5 years over 1993 Mumbai blasts
Sanjay Dutt prisoned for 3.5 years over 1993 Mumbai blasts

Bollywood superstar, Sanjay Dutt has been sentenced in prison for 3.5 years over the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.

The hearing at the Supreme Court today has given the actor four weeks to surrender. According to the Times Of India, the circumstances and nature of the offence was so serious that Dutt could not be released on probation.

Dutt has already served nearly 18 months in jail, will now have to go to jail and serve the remaining term.

During his 3.5 year sentence, Dutt will not be able to shoot any movies.

Dutt was sentenced to a jail term of six years for illegal possession of firearms acquired from terrorist acquaintances, who were responsible for the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts on 31st July 2007. He was granted bail in November 2007.

The blasts occurred at 12 places including Bombay Stock Exchange building, Air-India Building at Nariman Point, at Worli opposite Century Bazaar, Hotels Sea Rock and Juhu Centaur.