A story that had its inception exactly two decades back has finally meandered its way to a shocking yet ultimate end!
Sanjay Dutt, who was one of those convicted for 1993 Blasts in Mumbai under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, soon escaped from the charges put on him. None the less, Sanju Baba was again accused and convicted under the Arms Act in November 2006 for possession of an illegal 9 mm pistol and an AK-56 rifle and was also charged under the criminal conspiracy section of the TADA.
Spanning over several months, the trial had finally ended with Sanjay being sentenced to six years of imprisonment. After spending few months in jail, he was bailed out by an apex court in November 2007. Since then, the hearings have continued. And the final verdict was put forward by the Supreme Court today.
The Supreme Court upheld the actor’s conviction today sentencing him to five years of jail, which would not involve any probation. Sanjay Dutt will have to spend three and a half years in jail and has to surrender himself within the coming four weeks. Priya Dutt, his sister who accompanied him to the court today, broke down after the Supreme Court declared its final verdict.
Following this mammoth piece of breaking news shaking the entire Bollywood fraternity, most celebrities drew onto the social networking channel to express their feelings.
Mahesh Bhatt showed up with his disgusted mood through a tweet that read, “Heart Broken: Just heard that Sanjay Dutt has to go to jail for 5 years. I expected mercy! Alas it did not happen.”
Karan Johar who is shattered by the piece of news feels bad for the otherwise shant actor. “I am truly shattered to hear of Sanju’s sentence…the nicest guy i have known just doesnt deserve this…my heart goes out to him…”, he retorted on Twitter.
Others who expressed their disgust were names like Pony Prakash Raj, Kunal Kohli and Vishal-Shekhar duo.
Pony Prakash Raj: I think it was too harsh a judgment on sanjay dutt… not fair
Shekhar Ravjiani: He’s the most loved person in the business. One of the nicest people I know. Man with a big heart. My brother. I m with u @duttsanjay.
Vishal Dadlani: I stand with @duttsanjay , always will. He’s my brother. He made mistakes, but he’s served more than his time, in terms of mental stress.
Kunal Kohli: the ’93 blast case should NOT be made about Sanjay Dutt.The Real planners are sitting safely inPakistan like Osama Bin Laden was.