Sanjay Dutt rare pictures: Here's a recap of the actor's troubled times

Jun 29, 2018, 16:15 IST
  • Sanjay Dutt rare pictures: Here's a recap of the actor's troubled times

    Sanjay 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. All pics/mid-day archives

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    The actor spent 16 months in prison and got bail in October 1995 by the Supreme Court

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    Sanjay Dutt's father Sunil Dutt, who was a Congressman, sought the intervention of Shiv Sena chief, the late Bal Thackeray, who went out of his way to help the Dutts

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    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

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    The actor revealed that he had brought three AK-56 rifles, of which he kept one so as to protect his family, which was receiving threats following the Babri Masjid demolition in December 1992

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    Sanjay Dutt also added that after he learnt of the bomb blasts and the arrest of Hingora and Kadawala, he panicked and thus asked Yusuf Nulwalla, his friend, to destroy the rifle. However, he later retracted his statement.

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    Soon after he was arrested and charged under the stringent Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act or TADA for conspiracy in the blasts and receiving weapons from Abu Salem. Incidentally, Dutt's film 'Khalnayak' released at a time when the actor was in jail. In the movie, he plays a criminal, and the cruel co-incidence was difficult to ignore

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    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

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    His father Sunil Dutt was a major source of strength for Sanjay during his trying times, but in May 2005, Sunil Dutt passed away in his sleep, leaving Sanjay to fight a somewhat lonely battle

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    In March 2006, extradited gangster Abu Salem confessed that he had delivered AK-56 rifles to Dutt

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    In November 2006, Dutt finally escaped conviction under TADA, but was convicted under the Arms Act by the special TADA court

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    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

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    Sanjay 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

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    In August 2012, Dutt admitted meeting underworld don Dawood Ibrahim once at a dinner that was hosted by him in Dubai. The actor was answering a question in the Supreme Court

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    Sanjay Dutt was handed a five-year jail term in 2013 for illegal possession of arms, of which he has already served 18 months

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    Following his conviction being upheld by the SC in March 2013, it was a race against time for Dutt to complete his pending films. While he managed to complete shooting for 'Policegiri', 'Unglee' and 'Sher', 'PK' and 'Zanjeer' remained incomplete

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    Amid clamour for his pardon from various sections of the society, the sobbing actor spoke to the press on March 28, 2013, revealing that he would surrender when the time comes and is not seeking forgiveness

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    Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who was released from prison in 2016, stated that he is not a terrorist and wants to leave behind the bitter memories of being convicted in connection with the 1993 serial blasts case

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Sanjay Dutt was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case for which he served jail terms. He admitted that it was one of the darkest times in his life. Here's a recap 

 

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