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Sanjay Dutt may to walk free on Feb 25 for good behavior!

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt will be released from Yerwada jail on February 25 after completing his five-year term. He will be released nearly three and a half months before completing his sentence. Dutt who was scheduled to be released on October 25, 2016 will be now released on February 25, 2016. The early release is a remittance for good behaviour while serving his term at Yerwada jail.

As per Maharashtra jail manual, every prisoner is allowed 30 days of remittance every year for his good conduct apart from furlough and parole. Supreme Court upheld Dutt’s conviction in 2013. He was sentenced to a 5-year imprisonment by the apex court after he was convicted in the 1993 blasts case for possession an illegal weapon.

His early release was delayed due to his delay in returning to jail after being granted a 14 days furlough in December 2014.After which the Home Department served a memo to Yerwada officials for delay in decision on his plea. However, later a clean chit was given to Dutt. 

Case against Dutt was earlier registered at the Mahim police station after which it was transferred to Central Bureau of Investigation in New Delhi. A special court under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act then sentenced him to six years of imprisonment on July 31, 2007. However, his term was reduced to five years after a petition was immediately filed by the actor against TADA post which the apex Court modified and reduced it to five years on March 21, 2013