DHAKA: Convicted Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt returned to Yerawada Central Jail Wednesday after his four-week long medical parole ended, officials said.
Dutt, 54, was released October 1 on a fortnight’s medical parole from the high-security prison where he is serving the remainder of his 42-month sentence.
Later, he sought and was granted another fortnight’s extension which ended Tuesday, an official said, reports newindianexpress.com.
Dutt was sentenced to five years` jail for illegal possession of firearms from one of the consignments that landed ahead of the March 12, 1993, serial blasts in Mumbai.
Since May 16 this year, he is serving the remaining 42 months of his term at the jail, making paper bags which are sold outside through NGOs.
‘I thank you for all the support. I wish everyone a Happy Diwali,’ Dutt told waiting media persons shortly before his departure from his home in Mumbai Wednesday morning.
He was accompanied till the prison gates by his wife Manyata and some close family friends.
This year, Dutt will spend the Diwali in the jail with other inmates.
BDST: 1442 HRS, OCT 30, 2013