The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt to serve a five year jail sentence in the 1993 Mumbai blasts. Sanjay Dutt was found in possession of weapons at his residence. Dutt had already served a jail sentence of a year-and-a-half. The Supreme Court has given Dutt and the other accused who are on bail a period of one month to surrender. Dutt will spend a period of three years and six months in jail.Dutt’s sister Priya Dutt was in court while the sentence was pronounced.
Supreme court says that on the gravity of the crime Sanjay Dutt will not get a probation as he had asked for. However, Sanjay Dutt has an option of filing a review petition.
Following is the official statement released by Dutt:
I have already suffered for 20 years and been in jail for 18 months. If they want me to suffer more I have to be strong. I am heart broken because today along with me, my 3 children and my wife and my family will undergo the punishment.I have always respected the judicial system and will continue to do so, even with tears in my eyes.I am going to complete all my films and won’t let anyone down. I am overwhelmed by the support of my fans the industry people, the media and all the well wishers. They have always stood by me and supported me. I know in my heart that I have always been a good human being, respected the system and always been loyal to my country.My family is very emotional right now and I have to be strong for them. I am shattered and in emotional distress. I am sorry I can’t come down and meet you all. God is great and he will guide me through this.
Well Sanjay we hope and pray for you and your family.