NEW DELHI: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has been sentenced to a five year jail term in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case by the Indian Supreme Court.
The court on Thursday ordered Dutt to surrender to police within four weeks on the charge of possessing three automatic rifles and a pistol that had been supplied to him by men subsequently convicted in the bombing.
The actor’s case was part of a sprawling Mumbai bombings trial that has dragged on for 18 years. Dutt maintains he knew nothing about the bomb plot and that he asked for the guns to protect his family after receiving threats during sectarian riots in Mumbai.
Sanjay Dutt had served 18 months in jail in 2007.