In pics: Sanjay Dutt's earlier trial and jail time
Updated: May 17, 2013 08:04 IST
The 1993 Mumbai serial blast case has haunted actor Sanjay Dutt for 20 years now. The Supreme Court on Thursday (March 21, 2013) gave Sanjay Dutt a five-year sentence for illegal weapons possession in a case linked to the blasts.
Dutt was arrested for the first time on 19 April, 1993 for illegal possession of arms under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA). He was released on bail, but later re-arrested
During his confession to the police, a statement he later retracted, the actor admitted that don Abu Salem visited his house in January 1993 with Samir Hingora and Hanif Kadawala, believed to be close associates of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim
In December 2001, Dutt denied his involvement in the blasts conspiracy and refuted the CBI charge that he possessed an AK-56 rifle and destroyed it. The actor had appeared before designated TADA judge P D Kode to give his point of view on the evidence tendered by CBI.
While delivering its verdict on Dutt in July 2007, the special TADA court of Judge P D Kode handed out an imprisonment of six years to the actor. In picture: Sanjay Dutt with Bal Thackeray, Shatrughan Sinha and Sunil Dutt.
Dutt moved the Supreme Court in August 2007, challenging his conviction and seeking bail. In November 2007, the actor was granted bail. In picture: Sanjay Dutt seeking divine intervention at Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai.