Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been serving a 42 month jail term in Pune's Yerwada Jail in a case related to the 1993 Mumbai blasts, has applied for a 14-day furlough. Dutt, 55, is serving 42 months of his sentence from May 2013 for illegal possession of arms in a case related to the 1993 serial blasts, in which over 250 people were killed and several were wounded. He has already served 18 months of his five-year jail term.
While Sanjay has spent over 118 days out of jail, either on parole or furlough from May 2013 to May 2014, He had completed his last furlough eight months ago and returned to Yerawada and has been behind bars since then.
According to a report in a leading daily, a source close to the actor informed, â€œHe has submitted his application and is awaiting its acceptance. The application is pending with the DIG but will be granted and he will also get a 14-day extension. I don't see any reason why he will not apply for a parole after that. We will see what reason he cites this time.â€
However, the reason for the demand of furlough is yet unknown.
Interestingly, Sanjay's application comes exactly two weeks ahead of the release of his film 'PK' which also stars Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma and Sushant Singh Rajput. The film is directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
Well, now that Sanju Baba has applied for the furlough, one shouldn't be surprised to spot him at the PK special screening and other promotions!