Sanjay Dutt prays at MP dargah

Last Updated: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 16:11 hrs
Sanjay Dutt prays at MP dargah

Bhopal, Apr 11 (IBNS) Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been sentenced to five years in jail for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, prayed at a dargah in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday evening.

He offered a ´chadar´ at the mazar of Baba Shahbuddin and Baba Moinuddin in Neemuch, Bhopal, and stayed at the dargah for a few minutes.

The Supreme Court on Mar 21 sentenced for five years Dutt to jail 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.

Dutt is due to surrender on Apr 18.

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