Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt spent his first night after returning to prison reading spiritual books. The Maharashtra Government authorities are yet to decide if he should be kept at Arthur Road Central Jail in Mumbai or if he should be shifted elsewhere.
The 53-year-old filmstar surrendered before TADA Court yesterday and was later shifted to the high-security jail in central Mumbai. He has to serve 42 more months in jail after his conviction in the 1993 bomb blast case was upheld by the Supreme Court which, however, reduced his sentence by one year (to five from six) in March.
"The issue of shifting Dutt to another jail has not yet been discussed," said Additional Director General of Police (Prisons) Meera Borwankar.
Another senior officer told PTI the prison department is currently involved in gathering information such as number of convicts, security conditions, presence of inmates linked to underworld in various jails in the State like those located in Taloja (Navi Mumbai), Yerwada (Pune), Thane, Nagpur and Nashik.
"We will go through this information and then take a call on whether or not to shift the actor (to some other jail). If things permit, he may be kept in Arthur Road Jail.