Bollywood Bad Boy Sanjay Dutt Hauled off to Jail

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt was sentenced to six years of Rigorous Imprisonment on Tuesday for possession of illegal weapons acquired from those involved in the Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in 1993.

In November last year, Sanjay Dutt was convicted for possessing an AK 56 rifle and a 9mm pistol.

The 48-year-old actor, who was present in the court, when the verdict was read, was immediately arrested.

Sanjay Dutt’s lawyer plans to appeal the verdict.

Sanjay Dutt is the most high profile of the 100 people who have been found guilty in the Mumbai bombings trial.

Judge Pramod Kode, who pronounced the sentence in a crowded court room, also fined the actor Rs 25,000, an insignificant sum for a star who earns several millions of Rupees for each Bollywood movie. 

Sanjay Dutt had earlier been cleared of the more serious terrorism and conspiracy charges related to the Mumbai bombings that happened in retaliation for the razing of the Babri Masjid mosque in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Son of two late Bollywood actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis, Sanjay Dutt is a former drug addict and a controversial figure for over two decades now.

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