Stars & politicians join Sanjay Dutt pardon campaign

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

More Bollywood stars and politicians have gathered together to support a campaign to pardon Sanjay Dutt who was convicted of illegally possessing prohibited weapons during the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts.

According to ZEE News, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Dutt has “already suffered a lot for the blunder”.

“I have received many requests from civil society and film personalities to see that Sanjay does not suffer more,” the Chief Minister said in a Facebook post.

“Though it is not in my hand, I feel that he has already suffered a lot for the blunder he committed earlier. From complete wreck, he has again picked up his career to unfold his potential,” she said.

“…Let us all pray for Sanjay living a peaceful life,” Banerjee said. A day after Digvijay Singh’s remarks in strong support of Dutt, Congress virtually distanced itself from its leader saying, “the party does not comment on such matters”.

Director-Producer Pahlaj Nihlani also sought pardon for Dutt. “He and his family have already suffered a lot due to the mistake committed by him. Considering his good conduct and record after undergoing prison term earlier it would be apt if Sanjay Dutt gets pardon by the Maharashtra Governor,” Nihlani told PTI.

Earlier, actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha hailed Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju’s view on pardon for Dutt and sought relief for the actor considering his character and his responsibility as father of two small kids.

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