Actor Sanjay Dutt, currently out of Yerwada prison on 14-day furlough, has reportedly sent a request to the authorities for an extension in the jail leave. He was granted a 14-day furlough on December 24, 2014.
The actor is serving 42 months of his five year sentence from May 2013 for illegal possession of arms in a case related to the 1993 serial blasts.
Sanjay has already spent over 100 days out of the jail between May 2013 to May 2014 either on furlough or parole.
Earlier, Dutt had taken furlough on medical grounds in October 2013 for 28 days, followed by a similar leave for 28 days in December 2013, to tend to his ailing wife Manyata, who was found attending a party the next day leading to protests. His wife’s purported prolonged illness prompted him to seek further parole in January this year for another 28 days.
His frequent furloughs have created much controversy within the political corridors. Even the current furlough came under the scanner of Maharashtra government.
Sanjay Dutt’s repeated parole was also questioned by the Bombay High Court in February 2014. The court had said that it was high time the rules for such relief were looked into and that there was a need for bringing in ‘radical changes’ in the Prisons Rules, 1959.
Meanwhile, Sanjay Dutt is making the most of his short stay out of jail. Taking chance of his leave from prison, Dutt partied with the team of his film PK during a special screening hosted for him. He spent New Year’s Eve partying with friends and family.
Wife Manyata hosted the bash, which was attended by their family and close friends from the industry.
Whether the celebration continues in Dutt household or not, it totally depends on Mumbai Police as his furlough can be extended only after its nod.