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.
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.