The Supreme Court has granted bail to actor Sanjay Dutt when the petition came up for hearing today.
Dutt has been sentenced to 6 years' imprisonment under the Arms Act in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Dutt is presently lodged in the Yerawada jail in Pune.
He was earlier granted interim bail on August 20 by the Supreme Court, but had to surrender after getting a copy of the TADA judgement.
Along with Dutt's petition the court also took up bail pleas of 9 others who have been convicted under TADA in the blasts case.
Meanwhile, Congress MP and Sanjay Dutt's sister Priya Dutt reacting to the news of her brother being granted bail said that it would probably take at least 2 or 3 days for Dutt to actually walk out of Pune's Yerwada jail as that's how long it will take for the legal formalities necessary.
''We are happy that he would come here soon. We hope for a better tomorrow and want to thank all who have supported us to overcome the situation,'' said Priya.
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