New Delhi: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt’s last hope of leaving the jail were dashed Tuesday as the Supreme Court refused to revisit its March 21 verdict upholding his conviction under the Arms Act and the five-year jail sentence.
The actor who surrendered May 16 to serve a three and a half years’ jail term, remaining out of his five-year sentence, will now step out of prison around November 2016.
“We have gone through the curative petition and the relevant documents. In our opinion, no case is made out within the parameters indicated in the (earlier) decision of this court…Hence, the curative petition is dismissed,” said Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice B.S. Chauhan.
Sanjay Dutt had pleaded to the court to revisit its March 21 order which upheld his conviction.