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Sanjay Dutt To Walk Out Of Jail On Feb 27

Pune; Jan.6: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who is serving his five-year sentence in an arms case related to the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, will walk out of from Pune's Yerwada jail on February 27 as a free man.

The actor will complete his jail-term on February 25, but the delay has been caused as he overextended his parole by two days.

The 56-year-old will be released few days ahead of the official end of this jail term.

On Tuesday, the minister of state home cleared the proposal to give the actor the benefits of remittance for good conduct.

Dutt was convicted in 2007 by a special TADA court under the Arms Act for possession of arms and sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment. Dutt had spent 18 months in jail in 1996 after his arrest.

In May 2013, the actor surrendered after the Supreme Court upheld his conviction and sentence. The actor has since then been lodged in the Yerwada Central prison at Pune. After he was sent to Yerwada in May 2013, Dutt had been out on furlough number of times.

In October 2013, he was out on furlough for 14 days, which was extended by a fortnight. In January 2014, a 30-day parole was extended by another 30 days. In December 2014, he was granted a 14-day furlough. He was recently out on 30-day furlough for her daughter's nose surgery.

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