The Supreme Court today allowed actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted for
Mumbai serial blast case (1993), to go abroad till January 10 next
year. A bench of Justice P Sathasivam and Justice BS Chauhan asked
Sanjay to surrender his passport within a week after coming back to
The Supreme Court has passed the orders on a petition filed by
the actor seeking the court's permission to go abroad for shooting
of his film till June 2012. Dutt is presently shooting for his
upcoming film Agneepath.
In the year 2006 (November), a special TADA court in Mumbai
acquitted Sanjay Dutt of TADA charges but held him guilty under the
Arms Act for possessing a weapon illegally. He was sentenced to six
years" imprisonment. Dutt was granted bail in 2007 on his appeal
against his conviction in the Mumbai serial blasts.
Since then Sanjay Dutt has been approaching the apex court for
permissions to go abroad for completing his film assignments.