Pune: Jailed Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was on Tuesday granted 14 days parole for medical reasons.
Media reports said 53-year-old Dutt, who is currently lodged in Pune's Yerawada jail, has been given this benefit to be able to spend some time with his family.
He is currently serving a 42-month sentence in connection with the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case.
Dutt is reportedly said to be experiencing pain because of blood clots in his legs. He also suffers from high blood pressure and wants to consult doctors while out on parole.
Dutt had applied for a 14-day leave of furlough last month as per the jail manuals.
Earlier, he had applied to the divisional commissioner, for 30-day parole to avail of medical treatment, as he has completed two years (as an undertrial inmate and as a convict since May this year) in prison and is eligible to apply for parole.
Parole leave is granted only in cases of emergencies.
According to the jail manual, a convicted prisoner serving his jail term can avail of two options to seek temporary leave from the jail to visit his home, either parole or furlough.
Parole is granted in cases of emergencies, furlough is available as a right to the prisoner.