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Sanjay Dutt's conviction: A timeline

November 28, 2006 15:34 IST

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Following is the chronology of events leading to actor Sanjay Dutt's conviction under the Arms Act in the 1993 bomb blasts in Mumbai:

April 19, 1993: Sanjay Dutt is picked up by the Mumbai Crime Branch from airport after his arrival from Mauritius. He is arrested on the same day on charges of possessing an AK-56 rifle, a 9mm pistol and some ammunition and later destroying them.

April 28, 1993: Sanjay makes confession before police.      

May 5, 1993: He is granted interim bail by the Bombay High Court subject to confirmation by the trial court.

Nov 4, 1993: Chargesheet filed against Sanjay.      

July 4, 1994: Trial court cancels Sanjay's bail and he is arrested again.

Nov 20, 1994: Sanjay retracts from his confession.

July 22, 1995: Sanjay permitted by court to meet his model friend Rhea Pillai whom he later married. Sanjay visits Rhea in a flat where she is recuperating from an illness.

Sep 11, 1995: Trial court rejects Sanjay's bail.

Oct 16, 1995: Supreme Court grants him bail on hearing a letter written by him to the Chief Justice from jail. The letter was converted into a petition.

Oct 18, 1995: Sanjay released from central prison after 15 months.

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