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Ministers speak out for Sanjay Dutt

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By: Raymond Ronamai
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Sympathy for actor Sanjay Dutt seems to be growing by the day. And at least two politicians have come out in the open in support of the actor. Union ministers Kapil Sibal and P R Dasmunsi said that the Congress should stand by the family of Sunil Dutt.

Dasmunsi had earlier said that all efforts must be made to go for an appeal with the Supreme Court. In spite of the controversy caused by his statement on Tuesday, he once again described the jailed actor as a patriot. "I will go to jail with a garland when Dutt is released," said Dasmunsi.

Kapil Sibal also said that support should be given to the family when it is in trouble. However, AICC spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi has chosen to keep a distance from the case.

Sanjay Dutt has begun serving six years imprisonment meted to him by a special court in connection to the 1993 serial blasts case that killed over 250 civilians. The court has convicted him under Arms Act for possessing dangerous weapon AK-56 rifle. Meanwhile, Sanjay is going to move the Supreme Court, challenging the verdict meted to him by the TADA court. He is also said to doing fine in the jail.

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