Sanjay Dutt lost his last legal battle against the Supreme Court. It was his last legal attempt against his five year jail term and his conviction regarding the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai. the series of 13 bomb blasts killed 250 people and injured 700.
The TADA court had sentenced Sanjay Dutt to imprisonment in 2006 under the Arms Act after finding him guilty of illegally possessing a pistol and a rifle.
The Supreme Court rejected Dutt’s curative petition on Tuesday and ordered him to continue with his sentence. The appeal was looked into by a panel of four judges headed by Cheif Justice P Sathasivam. The bench refused the curative petition saying it lacked merit. A curative petition is a last procedure resorted by the appealing party to seek redressal against the Supreme Court’s verdict.
On March 21, Justice P Sathasivam and Justice B S Chauhan convicted Sanjay Dutt and sentenced him to imprisonment. They decreased his sentence from 6 years to five. Sanjay Dutt appealed to the Supreme Court yo review its judgement but the apex court dismissed his plea on May 10.
Sanjay Dutt is currently serving his sentence in the Yerawada jail in Pune. He was earlier in Arthur Road jail in Mumbai.