Maharashtra Governor Rejects The Pardon Plea Of Sanjay Dutt: The Governor of Maharashtra rejected the plea filed by the former SC judge seeking pardon of Sanjay Dutt in 1993 Mumbai blasts.
The plea that was filed by the former Supreme Court judge seeking cancellation of jail term to the accused of 1993 Mumbai blasts, actor Sanjay Dutt had been rejected by Governor of Maharashtra Vidyasagar Rao.
According to the sources it was learnt that the plea of the former SC judge had been rejected based on the recommendations from the Maharashtra Home department that were sent to the Governor on September 8 and September 15.
Katju said in his petition that only for the possession of a prohibited weapon is the reason behind the conviction of Sanjay Dutt in the blasts case.
Katju appealed to the Governor saying that under Article 161 of the Constitution, Sanjay Dutt had not been found guilty of playing a role in the 1993 blasts and had suffered a lot.
He mentioned the rule of article 161 saying “Section 25 (1(A) of the Arms Act states that if a person has in his possession a prohibited weapon without a licence, he shall be awarded punishment of not less than 5 years imprisonment and not more than 10 years.”
Sanjay Dutt was held in 2013 of acquiring illegal weapons from the people who involved in the 1993 blasts in Mumbai which has taken the lives of 257 people and left hundreds injured.
In this case a special TADA court sentenced Sanjay Dutt to six years in jail in 2007 and from then he served 18 months but then was out on bail, fighting the conviction until the Supreme court in March 2013 ordered him back to jail in Pune.
Recently he was granted a parole and is out of jail to look after her daughter as she have to undergo a nose surgery.