Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been serving the remainder of his five-year term in Yerwada Central Jail in Pune, will finish his term on February 25.

Contrary to media reports that have been doing the rounds stating various dates of his release, it has been confirmed that the actor will be released in the early hours of February 25.

The actor has served more than 50 months out of the sentence of 60 months that was announced by the government. A regular remission was granted to Sanjay Dutt by the authorities on account of good conduct.

Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt

Dutt was sentenced to five-year imprisonment after he was convicted for possessing an illegal weapon, part of the cache meant to be used during the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts in which 257 people were killed.

The 56-year-old actor was jailed in 1996 and spent 18 months behind bars before walking out on bail. In 2013, the Supreme Court sentenced him to five years in prison for the crime. Dutt is now completing the remaining prison term of 42 months. After he was sent to Yerwada jail in May 2013, Dutt had been out on parole twice and an equal number of times on furlough.