Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has got four more weeks to surrender to serve the remaining period of sentence in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case by the Supreme Court of India.
Sanjay will now have to surrender on May 16.
Sentenced for five years for possessing weapons illegally during the 1993 Mumbai riots, Dutt wanted six more months to surrender to complete his projects worth Rs. 278 crore.
The actor has already spent 18 months in jail and has to undergo the remaining thee-and-a-half-year sentence.
The SC had on March 21 granted Dutt four weeks – ending April 18 – to surrender. Upholding his conviction under the Arms Act, the court had reduced his sentence from six to five years.
Another SC bench headed by Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir had rejected three other convicts’ petitions seeking more time to surrender on the ground their clemency pleas were pending before President Pranab Mukherjee.