Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt who was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai Blasts case, will face a final hearing on the appeal on August 14, 2012 at the Supreme Court. In the year 2007, Dutt was found guilty of possessing a 9mm pistol and an AK 56 rifle.
The actor was handed a jail term of six years, but was acquitted of more grave charges under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act. Dutt had spent almost 16 month in jail after his arrest in the year 1993.
In August 2007, the actor filed an appeal in the court against his conviction and sought bail. Dutt appealed that he had possessed the 9 mm pistol much before the Mumbai Blasts.
The appeal even said that the police did not find any arms or ammunitions at his residence. The CBI did not challenge in the Supreme Court Dutt’s acquittal under the TADA. In the year 2007, the Supreme Court had granted bail to Dutt and the film star has not been allowed to go abroad. In the year 1993, the city of Mumbai was rocked by serial bomb blasts which killed at least 257 were killed and more than 700 were injured. Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim was to be blamed.