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Sanjay Dutt's accomplice gets 10 years
May 21, 2007 13:59 IST
Last Updated: May 21, 2007 15:01 IST
The TADA court on Monday sentenced the man accused of having transported the arms and ammunition out of actor Sanjay Dutt's home to ten years' rigorous imprisonment.
Mansoor Ahmed Sayyed Ahmed was found guilty under Section 3 (3) of TADA for transporting the arms by the court conducting the trial in the 1993 serial blasts case.
Special TADA judge P D Kode said that Mansoor would have to pay a fine of Rs 50,000 and if he fails to pay it, he would have to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment.
The court observed that Mansoor had already undergone over nine and half years in custody.
Following court proceedings, special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said: "This is a very important sentence with regard to the case of actor Sanjay Dutt as Mansoor had taken the arms from his residence."
Earlier, the TADA court found Mansoor, an alleged aide of extradited gangster Abu Salem, guilty of carrying weapons from the residence of Dutt in suburban Bandra to the house of another accused Zebunisa Qazi.
The court had accepted Mansoor's confession in which he said he had carried the weapons on the instructions of Salem.
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