Sanjay Dutt to be released on 27 February: Reports

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Actor Sanjay Dutt is expected to be released on 27 February, say media reports. He’s been in jail in arms case related to 1993 Mumbai blasts.

Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao has rejected a plea for pardon for Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who will continue to serve the remainder of his sentence at a Pune jail, official sources said on Thursday.

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The governor rejected a plea by former retired Supreme Court judge, Justice Markandey Katju in March 2013. It had come in the form of letters addressed to the president, the (then) prime minister, union home minister and other top officials.

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Dutt was convicted for his role in the 12 March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts and after his arrest in 1996, had spent 18 months in jail before getting bail.

In 2013, he was sentenced to five years imprisonment and was transferred to the YCJ for serving the remaining prison term of 42 months.

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Since the beginning of his his sentence in May 2013, the actor has reportedly been out of jail for 136 days. (28 days in October 2013, 90 days in December 13-January/February 14,  16 day in December 2014)

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