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What now for Sanjay Dutt?

November 28, 2006 14:37 IST
Last Updated: November 28, 2006 15:52 IST


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Sanjay Dutt who has been found guilty under Sections 3 and 7 of the Arms Act faces a minimum of 5 years in prison.

A senior lawyer told rediff.com, "Dutt has been found guilty of contravention of Sections 3 and 7 of the Arms Act. Section 3 deals with the possession of a firearm without a licence. The punishment for this, prescribed under Section 25/1B, is a minimum of one year with can be extended upto a maximum of three years."

"Section 7 deals with possession of a prohibited weapon (like an automatic or an AK-56 rifle). The minimum punishment for this, prescribed under Section 25/1A is 5 years with can be extended to 10 years. Punishments under both Section 3 and 7 include fines."

So what now for Sanjay Dutt?

"Since there may be a few weeks more for sentencing, Dutt lawyers could ask for extension of his bail. But he will have to surrender on the day on sentencing. After that he will be taken into custody," the lawyer said.

"Ssince the punishment under Section 7 is a minimum of five years, he cannot apply for bail at the TADA court once he is sentenced. He will have to file an appeal against his conviction in the Supreme Court. Once the appeal is filed, he can apply for bail in the apex court," the lawyer said.





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Sub: What now for sanjay Dutt?

No doubt Sanjay Datt has changed himself to a great extent, but he was guilty in 93- bomb blast. Everyone knows that he had not ...


Posted by Trupti Sawant





Sub: sanjay's guilty

sanjay's guilty. he should be punished like an ordinary citizen of the country. period.


Posted by rayker





Sub: Give chance a chance

I believe that Sanjay Dutt was to an extent involved with the terrorists, but NOT for the same reasons that these 1993 evil perpetrators. I ...


Posted by Narayan





Sub: Shame on Judiciary

Guilty is guilty. Does not matter weather he is Sanjay Dutt or anybody else. Guilty should be punished. Most of family have only one earning ...


Posted by Rajeev





Sub: What now for Sanjay Dutt?

sanjay should have been called guilty under tada, dont know how many green bags were passed on alongwith political pressure. Those who have money and ...


Posted by vijay




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