Bollywood actor gets bail

India's highest court cites technicality in granting bail to Sanjay Dutt and five others.

     Dutt was sentenced on July 31 by a Mumbai court
    for illegal possession of firearms [AFP]

    Dutt was convicted in November and sentenced on July 31 to six years in prison by a Mumbai court for illegally possessing three automatic rifles and a pistol.
     
    He was acquitted of more serious terrorism charges relating to the bombings.
     
    He is currently appealing the sentence in the Supreme Court.
     
    Unfinished films
     
    The loss of Dutt's work on two unfinished films would have cost the film industry millions of dollars. It was unclear how Dutt's bail would affect the films' status.
     
    Dutt's case was part of the Mumbai bombings trial, which dragged on for 12 years and saw more than 100 people convicted, 686 witnesses and 13,000 pages of testimony.
     
    The series of bombings on March 12, 1993, killed 257 people.
     
    A dozen people were sentenced to death, while 20 others face life sentences.
     
    More than 50 others were sentenced to between three and 14 years in jail.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Musta'ribeen, Israel's agents who pose as Palestinians

    Who are the Israeli agents posing as Palestinians?

    Musta'ribeen are an elite Israeli undercover unit that disguises themselves as Arabs or Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

     How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland

    How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland

    100 years since Balfour's "promise", Palestinians insist that their rights in Palestine cannot be dismissed.