The Supreme Court today allowed actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted for Mumbai serial blast case (1993), to go abroad till January 10 next year. A bench of Justice P Sathasivam and Justice BS Chauhan asked Sanjay to surrender his passport within a week after coming back to the country.
The Supreme Court has passed the orders on a petition filed by the actor seeking the court's permission to go abroad for shooting of his film till June 2012. Dutt is presently shooting for his upcoming film Agneepath.
In the year 2006 (November), a special TADA court in Mumbai acquitted Sanjay Dutt of TADA charges but held him guilty under the Arms Act for possessing a weapon illegally. He was sentenced to six years" imprisonment. Dutt was granted bail in 2007 on his appeal against his conviction in the Mumbai serial blasts.
Since then Sanjay Dutt has been approaching the apex court for permissions to go abroad for completing his film assignments.