Bollywood Star Sanjay Dutt Jailed (Again) For 1993 Mumbai Bombings

One of Bollywood's most bankable stars Sanjay Dutt, who was originally convicted for the 1993 Mumbai serial bombings, has been ordered to serve a further three-and-a-half years for his part in the attacks. Dutt, the star of Mission Kashmir, has been out on parole since 2007 when he appealed against his original sentence.

The bombings on March 12, 1993 were engineered by a silver smuggler named Mushtaq 'Tiger' Memon as a revenge for the destruction of the Mughal-era Babri Masjid by Hundi fanatics a couple of months earlier. However, it was masterminded by the Muslim underworld kingpin Dawood Ibrahim, according to The Guardian. Dutt was imprisoned for the lesser charge of possessing illegal weapons (an AK-56 rifle and a 9mm pistol) supplied by the same gangsters who carried out the devastating serial bombings, which killed 257 people. At the time, it was considered the worst terrorist attack in history, with 13 bombs detonated over a two-hour period in Mumbai.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court also upheld the death sentence of Yakub Memon, one of the main convicts, while death sentences for 10 others were commuted to life. Dutt NDTV: I'm okay. I can't think straight now. I'm trying to come to terms with the verdict. I'm just trying to gather my thoughts." 

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