Not looking for pardon but will surrender: Sanjay Dutt

Mumbai, 28th March: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt on Thursday said that he will stand by the Supreme Court’s verdict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case and he is not seeking for a pardon but will surrender.

The Supreme Court on March 21 upheld Dutt’s conviction under the Arms Act for possession and destruction of an AK-56 before the blasts.

He was accompanied at the press conference by his sister and Congress MP Priya Dutt.

Addressing the media from his residence on Thursday, Dutt said, “I have the highest respect for Supreme Court’s terms and conditions put on me. I want to thank whoever supported us during the ordeal.”

He went teary-eyed when he said, “I have a lot of work left to be finished. I have to spend time with my family. Please let me be in peace till the time I surrender. I love my country and its citizens. I love India.”

Dutt broke down when he finished talking to the press. Dutt has four weeks starting from March 21 to surrender.

Sources said Dutt will be back on the sets on Thursday to shoot for T P Agarwal’s ‘Policegiri’ at Kamalistan. Some other Dutt films on the floor are Raju Hirani’s ‘PK’, Karan Johar’s ‘Unglee’ and Apoorva Lakhia’s remake of ‘Zanjeer’.

Bureau Report

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