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'93 blasts: Sanjay Dutt has complete faith in judiciary
June 13, 2007 16:52 IST
Days before he is to be sentenced in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, actor Sanjay Dutt [Images] on Wednesday said he believed with "total conviction" that the judiciary in the case has always been impartial and that he was prepared for any eventuality.
"I have been in the honourable court for 15 years and there are no favourites and favouritism of any sort to anybody. It's always been fair," he said in an interview to NDTV.
Asked whether he got favourable treatment as "he was Sanjay Dutt", the actor said, "Justice Kode has been fair with everyone" and he believed that with "total conviction."
Reliving the moment when the judge declared that he did not find the actor a terrorist, Dutt said, "I wanted to cry. I do not know... I nearly did... It was a burden off the Dutt family."
Describing the days when he was in prison as "traumatic," he said, "Every human being in the world takes freedom for granted. But once it is taken away from you, you realise how valuable it is, and I have realised that."
The son of late Sunil Dutt said the days when he was in detention were very "difficult" for him.
On whether he was mentally prepared in the event things don't go his way during sentencing, he said, "You have to think both ways and you have to be prepared both ways."