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Maha govt's view sought on reducing term of Dutt

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Maha Govt's View Sought on Reducing Term of Dutt, Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt. The Home Ministry has sought opinion of Maharashtra government on...

The Home Ministry has sought opinion of Maharashtra government on reducing sentence of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt and two other convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts.

The move came after Press Council of India chief Justice (retd) Markandey Katju petitioned President Pranab Mukherjee seeking relief for the actor and two others, including a 70 year-old women, on humanitarian grounds.
Sources told PTI that the Home Ministry sought the opinion of the Maharashtra government after the President forwarded applications of Katju and a few others seeking reduction of their sentences.
"We have asked the state government to provide its opinion, the jailor's comment on the actor's conduct and a few others issues," sources said.
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