Sanjay Dutt leaves home to complete prison sentence
D-Day has finally arrived. Sanjay Dutt who was sentenced to five years in jail for possessing weapons illegally during the 1993 Mumbai riots, today left his Bandra (Mumbai) home today (16 May 2013) to return to prison to complete his outstanding sentence. The actor has already served 18 months and will now have to complete the remaining three and a half years of his sentence.
A lot of big names the industry like Salman Khan, Fardeen Khan, David Dhawan, Ranbir Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Vashu Bhagnani, Rajkumar Hirani, Apoorva Lakhia, Raj Kundra, Bunty Walia, Bhushan Kumar and Sophie Choudhary showed up at the star's residence to show their support.
There were hordes of fans outside the 53 year old's residence, as he prepared to return to prison, who's support he acknowledged with a wave, while he walked towards his car hand in hand with wife Manyata Dutt.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court declined Dutt's plea for additional time to surrender to serve his remaining three-and-half years' sentence for his role in the case.
Dutt will surrender before a special TADA court later Thursday after the apex court upheld his conviction, but reduced the six-year jail term to five.
After completing the surrender formalities, he will be whisked off to the high-security Arthur Road Central Jail - which usually houses undertrials - in congested south-central Mumbai.
Finally, he will be shifted to another regular jail either in Pune, Nashik or Nagpur. Police officials were tight-lipped about the final destination.
The actor’s upcoming film projects include Policegiri, P.K., Unglee and the Zanjeer remake.