September 19, 2014

Sanjay Dutt worried over 1993 Mumbai blasts court verdict

By Mirwais Adeel - Wed Jan 09 2013, 1:59 pm

Sanjay DuttIndian Actor Sanjay Dutt is reportedly facing tough times recently as the dates to the final hearing of the court case regarding his alleged involvement in the 1993 Mumbai blasts approaches.

Sanjay Dutt who was tried under the Arms ACt apparently visited Nanded’s divine shrine of Hajoor Saheb on 6th January 2013. The actor, who is worried about the Supreme Court verdict seems to find some peace in the spiritual journey.

A source close to Sanjay Dutt said, “Dutt, his family and friends are tensed as judgement day is coming closer.”

Incidentally Waahid, a journalist turned businessman initially refused to comment on the matter but later replied saying, “Working as a crime journalist for eight years, I have seen Sanjay in court. I have witnessed the sufferings he has gone through. I wait for the day when he will be a free man.”

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.

Sanjay Dutt on Tuesday told Supreme Court that he had attended a dinner hosted by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Dubai before the 1993 blasts in Mumbai but denied any relationship with him.

The Mumbai blasts took place on March 12, 1993 and left 257 dead and 713 injured. 123 accused were tried by the CBI – 100 of them were convicted and the rest acquitted by the TADA court in Mumbai.

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