Sanjay Dutt Released Out From Jail: 56-year-old will be walking free from Yerwada jail in Pune a few days ahead of his official date of release. Sources say the reprieve has been granted on grounds of good behaviour.
Last year, a petition filed by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju in 2013 seeking pardon for Sanjay Dutt was rejected. Sources had said that Governor Vidyasagar Rao rejected the petition on the recommendation of the Maharashtra home department, which said it would set a bad precedent as the actor’s conviction was confirmed by the Supreme Court.
Sanjay Dutt Released Out From Jail on 27th February 2016
Sources said the home department on Tuesday approved the proposal to give the actor, currently lodged in Yerawada central prison, the benefits of remittance for good conduct. Sources in the state secretariat said Dr Ranjit Patil, the minister of state home, cleared the proposal. Patil, however, has not given an official confirmation that the proposal was cleared. He did not deny it either.HT had reported on December 9 last year that Dutt is likely to be released on February 25.
The state home department, said sources, believes Dutt should be given all benefits of remittance a prisoner gets for good behaviour while serving a sentence. The only hitch was pertaining to a two-day delay by Dutt in returning to jail after being granted a 14-day furlough in December 2014. While he was expected to report back to jail on January 7 (2015), he had sought an extension of furlough (an extension of 14 days is allowed) from jail authorities. The jail authorities, however, delayed taking a decision on his application and informed Dutt about it being rejected only on January 9 (2015).
Dutt was given a clean chit for this delay, after an inquiry into the matter. The home department had even served a memo to two officials from the Yerwada central prison for the delay in making a decision.Based on the outcome of the inquiry, the proposal for giving him the benefits was sent to the minister’s office for a final nod.