SC grants Dutt four more weeks to surrender
Yesterday we had reported that Sanjay Dutt who was earlier convicted and sentenced in the '93 blast case had filed an appeal in the Supreme Court seeking an extension on his period to surrender. Though the appeal was initially supposed to be heard yesterday, the SC had deferred the hearing till today.
Now we hear that the court has in fact granted Dutt a further four more weeks to complete the projects in hand before surrendering. A bench of justices P. Sathasivam and B. S. Chauhan granted some reprieve to Dutt a day after they rejected a similar plea by three other convicts in the case.
For the uninitiated, this ruling comes post the 53 year old actor, who was directed to surrender by April 18, had urged the apex court to allow him to finish shooting of his films which will take at least 196 days and submitted that he be allowed to surrender after completion of films as over Rs. 278 crores has been invested by the producers in seven movies.