New Delhi: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who is facing the charges of
illegal possession of a rifle in connection with the 1993 bomb
blasts, has finally admitted meeting underworld don Dawood
Ibrahim once at a dinner that was hosted by him in Dubai. The
actor has made this confessional statement in the Supreme Court of
India on Tuesday.
Sanjay Dutt had challenged a trial court verdict convicting him
under the Arms Act and awarding him sentence of six years for
possessing weapons illegally. The actor had given a confessional
statement to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in
connection with his arrest in 1993 bomb blasts. In this statement
he had mentioned of having met Dawood Ibrahim. The Supreme Court
queried his statement during the hearing on his appeal.
Senior counsel Harish Salve, appearing for Sanjay Dutt in a case
related to illegal possession of a rifle, answered the questions
raised by the court. Salve said that the actor had met the don
along with two film producers in Dubai where he had hosted a
dinner. The senior counsel added the dinner related to the period
prior to the 1993 serial bomb blasts and that was the only occasion
that the actor met the don.