Sanjay Dutt, owner of Super Fight League, has been convicted of possessing and later destroying weapons involved in the 1993 Mumbai Blast. For those that don’t remember, thirteen coordinated explosions devastated Mumbai, a terrorist attack that killed 257 and injured 713 people. It was one of (if not the largest) terrorist attacks in India’s history — and it was coordinated by Dawood Ibrahim, the head of crime syndicate group known as ‘D-Company.’ The Times of India has more of the news of Sanja Dutt’s conviction:
The Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of actor Sanjay Dutt and has sentenced him to five years imprisonment. The actor has four weeks to surrender. The court said that the circumstances and nature of the offence was so serious that Dutt cannot be released on probation.
The apex court upheld the conviction of Sanjay Dutt under Arms Act in 1993 blasts case, but reduced the six year jail term given by TADA court to five years.
The apex court said it agreed with TADA court’s decision to acquit him of terror charges but offences under Arms Act were clearly made out for possessing and later destroying weapons of prohibited calibre.
Sanjay Dutt, who has already served nearly 18 months in jail, will now have to go to jail and serve the remaining term.
Unbelievably wild stuff. Check out this video of the news breaking on India’s ‘Times Now’ channel.
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