After 42 months in jail Sanjay Dutt walked out of Yerwada jail a free man. His head held high, he saluted the prison, kissed the ground and walked out with his bag in what he called his ‘azadi’ after 23 years.
However while there were photo-ops aplenty and emotions were running high, one question looms — is Sanjay Dutt a VIP prisoner who enjoyed certain ‘privileges’ as an actor?
Take these numbers for example- Dutt got 42 days of furlough, 60 days of parole and then was released 294 days ahead of the official end of his prison term. Men who were convicted months before Dutt still languish in jail while the actor stepped out with a smile and clear relief written all over his face.
So, has Sanjay Dutt really atoned for his sins?