Sanjay Dutt who is currently out in parole would be going back to Yerwada jail in Pune as his parole ends today. He is currently serving the remaining 42 months of his sentence for illegal possession of arms in a case related to the 1993 serial blasts. Sanjay Dutt was earlier released on one-month parole from Pune's jail on December 21, 2013. It was later extended till February 21, 2013.
Sanjay Dutt had cited his wife Maanyata's ill health as reason and had applied for extension. Maanyata Dutt reportedly suffers with a tumour in her liver. This unreasonable extension of parole was not appreciated by many and they even cited that he gets a special treatment as he is an actor.
Today when he goes back to the Yerwada jail, " he would have spent 118 days out of jail from the 305 days from May last year. He can again apply for furlough and parole from May this year, which we think he will. Of these 118 days, 14 days of the extended parole will not be counted in his sentence and he will have to serve it later," said a senior prisons department officer.
"Several other inmates, including those serving for even very
serious crimes, are granted paroles and subsequent extensions. It's
just that his case has attracted attention as he is a celebrity,"
the officer said. The Supreme Court had announced a five-year
prison term in 2013 and he has already served 18 months of his jail
term. Sanjay dutt was taken to Yerwada jail in Pune after he
surrendered before a Special Court.
The jail authorities in Pune have said that Sanjay Dutt's parole ends on March 21 and as per the rules he gets to travel one day to reach and should be back by Saturday, March 22. Sanjay Dutt has spent 118 days out of prison of the 303 days of jail term, either on parole or furlough.