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Sanjay Dutt to file review petition in Supreme Court

Actor Sanjay Dutt is all set to move the Supreme Court (SC) by way of a review petition against its 21 March judgement upholding his conviction under the Arms Act and for having imposed a five-year sentence on him.

A legal team based in Delhi has prepared the petition which may be filed in a day or two before the same bench. The SC had not interfered with the Tada court’s guilty verdict against Dutt for possession of arms before the 12 March, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. He was held guilty only under the Arms Act for having an AK-56, an automatic rifle in a notified area, but acquitted under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, which had also been invoked against him.

His contention in the SC was and is that a confession made under Tada cannot form main evidence for offences under other Acts against an accused, when the accused is acquitted under Tada.
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