Sanjay Dutt, is being released from Pune's Yerawada Jail on February 25 and the actor is planning to take a chartered flight from Pune to Mumbai to avoid issues with the law and order, owing to the huge media that will gather outside the jail.
The actor was first arrested in 19 April, 1993 for illegal possession of arms under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA). In between he was let off on bail and again re-arrested.
1993 FLASHBACK PICS! When Sanjay Dutt Got Jailed For Mumbai Bomb Blast!
After spending 16 months in jail, he was granted bail in October 1995 by the Supreme Court. During his confession to the police, which he later retracted, he had revealed that don Abu Salem visited his house in January 1993 with Samir Hingora and Hanif Kadawala who are close associates of Dawood Ibrahim.
He even revealed that he had brought three AK-56 rifles, out of which he kept one to protect his family, who was receiving threats following the Babri Masjid demolition.
After blasts, Dutt claimed to have panicked and asked his friend, Yusuf Nulwalla, to destroy the rifle.
13 serial explosions took place in Mumbai on Friday, March 12, 1993 that killed over 250 people, leaving 700 injured. This terror attack was said to be the brain child of Pakistani ISI supported by underworld dons and smugglers.
In March 2006, Abu Salem confessed to have delivered AK-56 rifles to Sanjay Dutt.
Actor Sanjay Dutt got convicted for possessing illegal weapons and destruction of evidence under the Arms Act. He was given a clean chit when it came to involvement in planning or executing the Mumbai blasts.
Out of 100 people who got convicted, Dawood Ibrahim, Tiger Memon and Ayub Memon are still absconding.
This 1993 Bombay bombings is an unfortunate incident that no Indian will ever forget. Let's take a look at that year's pictures when Sanjay Dutt was arrested and jailed for his involvement.