Sanjay Dutt seeks six more months from SC to surrender

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    NEW DELHI: After crying before the cameras and expressing his resolve to abide by the judgment asking him to undergo another three-and-a-half year jail term for possessing illegal weapons during the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, Sanjay Dutt on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking a six-month extension of his April 18 surrender deadline.

    Seven films with a budget of Rs 278 crore were under various stages of production and it needed 196 acting days to complete, Dutt said in his application which will be placed before a bench headed by Justice P Sathasivam for hearing on Tuesday afternoon.

    Dutt also said he had already undergone 18 months imprisonment and that during pendency of his appeal against the trial court's judgment in apex court, he was permitted to go abroad for shooting. He said he had scrupulously abided by the conditions imposed on him.

    A bench of Justices Sathasivam and B S Chauhan had on March 21 found Dutt guilty of possessing a cache of arms, including an AK-56 assault rifle, which were part of the consignment brought into Mumbai by the masterminds of the serial blasts that killed and maimed hundreds.

    Senior advocate Fali S Nariman also mentioned writ petitions by three convicts - 70-year-old Zaibunisa Ahmed Kazi, 76-year-old Issaq Mohammad Hajwane and 88-year-old Sharif Abdul Gafoor - before a bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir citing old age and the period of incarceration already undergone by them for seeking pardon.

    The bench agreed to hear their writ petitions on Tuesday despite the fact that the judgment against them was passed by a bench of Justices Sathasivam and Chauhan, which was available on Tuesday.

    Interestingly, while the bench headed by Justice Kabir listed the writ petitions seeking awaiting of the fate of the pardon petitions sent on their behalf by Justice Markandey Katju, the review petitions of blast case convicts Zaibunisa, Kersi Bapuji Adjania, Yusuf Khan, Ranjit Kumar Singh and Altaf Ali Sayed would be heard in chamber by Justices Sathasivam and Chauhan.

    Soon after the March 21 judgment of the apex court, Justice Katju had shot a letter to the President seeking pardon for Dutt and Zaibunisa, whose five-year sentence was upheld by the SC.

    Sharif and Issaq had separately appealed to the President for mercy. Both were acquitted by the TADA court. On Maharashtra government's appeal, the apex court reversed the trial court's acquittal order and awarded them life sentence. Sharif has spent 14 years in jail.

    Sanjay Dutt seeks six more months from SC to surrender - The Times of India
     
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    Why does he wants 6 months??

    You don't have to pack much for prison.
     
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    Court grants four more weeks to Sanjay Dutt.

    He has to repay some more of his debt to underworld benefactors sitting abroad?
     

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