Sanjay Dutta moves Supreme Court, seeks more time to surrender

NEW DELHI: According to reports, actor Sanjay Dutt has asked the Supreme Court to give him few more weeks before he is imprisoned.

Dutt was sentenced in March to a little over three years in 1993 Mumbai blasts case. The apex court reduced to five years the six year jail term awarded to him by a designated TADA court in 2006, ruling out his release on probation because the “nature” of his offence was “serious”.

53-year-old Dutt has already spent one and half years in jail and was out on bail. Dutt was convicted by the TADA court for illegal possession a 9 mm Pistol and a AK-56 rifle which was part of the consignment of weapons and explosives brought to India for the coordinated serial blasts that killed 257 people and injured over 700.