Supreme Court to hear Sanjay Dutt’s bail plea today

November 20th, 2007 - 11:18 am ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): The Supreme Court will today hear the bail plea of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been sentenced to six years of rigorous imprisonment by a TADA Court under the Arms Act.
A Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, will also hear petitions of three other convicts Yusuf Mohsin Nallawala, Samir Hingora and Zaibunisa Anwar Qazi.
The apex court had earlier deferred the hearing of the bail plea on November 2.
Though Dutt spent his Diwali in Pune’s Yerawada jail, his family hopes he can celebrate New Year at home.
Dutt had approached the apex court following his conviction for illegally keeping arms - an AK 56 rifle and a pistol, relating to the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.
Dutts lawyer argued that the apex court should grant him bail on the ground of his conduct, and that he has never broken the law in the past one decade since he was first granted bail in connection with the case.
Two months earlier, Dutt had received an interim bail from the apex court as he had not received a copy of his judgement.
Dutt, surrendered before the TADA court last week after he received a copy of the special court’s judgement
He had spent 22 days at the same jail in August, before he received the interim bail by the Supreme Court on August 20.
Dutt has already spent nearly 16 months in prison before his release on bail in 1996. (ANI)

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