Sanjay Dutt petitions against SC verdict

Last Updated: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 23:22 hrs

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has moved to the Supreme Court with a review petition against its March 21 order sentencing him to five years in jail in the illegal arms case.

The petition prepared y a Delhi-based legal team was filed on Friday and is expected to be heard by the same bench, media reports said Sunday.

Earlier the Supreme Court last Wednesday had given four weeks more to Dutt to surrender before the law and go to jail to serve his term after his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blast case. Dutt had requested for an additional six months´ time to surrender.

Dutt, who has been sentenced to five years in jail for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, on Monday had moved the Supreme Court seeking more time to surrender.

The Supreme Court on Mar 21 announced its verdict on Dutt for illegal arms possession during the Mumbai bombings that had killed 257 people in 1993 in the nation´s financial hub.

Dutt, who is the son of late legendary actor couple Nargis Dutt and Sunil Dutt, was accused of illegal possession of arms as lethal as an AK-56 rifle. He was, however, acquitted of graver charges under TADA or the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act.

On March 12, 1993, twelve coordinated blasts in Bombay Stock Exchange, Air India Building at Nariman Point and hotels Sea Rock and Juhu Centaur resulted in death of at least 257 people and injury to more than 700.

It was alleged that the blasts were the instruments to avenge the demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya in December 1992 and were allegedly conspired by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim (believed to be hiding in Pakistan now) and two other terrorists-Tiger Memon and his brother Yakub Memon.

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