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Distant relative in US diagnosed with mild cold, Sanjay Dutt seeks parole extension

13, Jan 2014 By Sarkeshwar

Mumbai. Actor Sanjay Dutt has filed an application for a 30-day extension of his parole citing reasons that his mother-in-law’s younger sister’s granddaughter Shivani is suffering from cold in US.

Dutt had filed a plea for parole extension three days ago, but submitted a letter, along with Shivani’s health report, on Friday. The divisional commissioner of Pune will decide on the parole extension plea.

File photo of Sanjay Dutt from jail library by Daboo Ratnani for his new calendar

The 54-year-old actor, who is serving a five-year prison term under the Arms Act in the 1993 blasts case, was released on a month-long parole on December 21, 2013.

In his letter, dutt argues, “I am, was and will be a law-abiding citizen. My jail conduct is always good (except when I am drunk), there is no reason to deny my parole extension. The news of Shivani’s cold sent shivers down my spine. I mean, imagine how a 3-year-old girl might be quivering in that coldest US weather.”

Soon after his previous parole order, a city doctor quelled doubts over the frequency of his release from prison. Many social activists had claimed foul play and accused him of abusing his stardom by using top contacts.