Pune/Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who is currently serving a five-year term at Pune’s Yerawada Central Jail, has been granted a 30-day parole for tending to his daughter, who is to undergo nose surgery, official sources said here on Wednesday.
He had applied for the parole in June citing his daughter’s medical condition, which has been granted two days ago by the Pune Divisional Commissioner.
After completing various formalities, including posting a surety bond, Dutt is likely to walk out of jail either later on Wednesday or Thursday and return to his Bandra home.
The 30-day parole is extendable by another 60 days.
Since he reported to the Yerawada Central Jail in May 2013, the “Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.” actor, who was convicted for illegal possession of arms in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, has been out on parole for around four months.
Prior to this, in October 2013, Dutt had been released on medical furlough for 28 days, followed by another 28 days in December 2013 to tend to his ailing wife Manyata, 14 days parole in December 2014 and another 60 days from January 2014.
This had sparked off protests among various sections with allegations of preferential treatment meted out to him owing to his star status.
The “Khalnayak” star, who has given hits like “Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.”, “Vaastav: The Reality” and “Saajan”, is currently serving the remaining 42 months of his five-year jail term.