Mumbai: Veteran actor Sanjay Dutt on Thursday walked a free man, out of the Yerwada jail after completing his term and leaving behind his nightmare as a convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case in which over 250 people lost their lives.
Dutt was clad in a blue shirt and jeans when he was escorted out of the jail this morning. Dutt saluted the tri-colour fluttering on top of the jail building as he carried a bag containing his belongings and his inmate file with him.
After completing the necessary formalities, he got into a car that drove him straight to Lohegaon Airport to take a chartered flight to Mumbai.
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He landed at the Santacruz Airport, Mumbai around 11 am and was seen moving towards his car to reach his residence “The Emperial Heights”.
The entrance of Sanjay Dutt’s house in suburban Bandra was beautifully decorated with garlands to welcome him back.
Fans were seen rejoicing at Dutt's release by gathering outside his residence in Mumbai.
A photo of his late actor-politician father Sunil Dutt was also put up at the gate of his building ‘Imperial Heights’ along with a message that read – “Dutt Sahab Amar Rahe”.
The Bollywood actor was convicted by the Supreme Court of India in 2013 under the Arms Act for possessing a prohibited weapon in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.
Sanjay had already served 18 months of his sentence as an undertrial at Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail earlier.
After visiting the famous Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai, the actor sought blessings at his mother's grave at Marine Lines.
Four of the bodyguards were sent by Salman Khan to receive Dutt outside Mumbai Airport.
Dutt is scheduled to hold a press conference later in the day.
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