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After Dutt, 3 more convicts gets four weeks time to surrender

After Dutt, 3 more convicts gets four weeks time to surrender

New Delhi: A day after actor Sanjay Dutt was granted four weeks time to surrender, three other convicts including his friend Yusuf Mohsin Nulwalla also got a month's time by the Supreme Court to turn themselves in to serve their remaining sentence in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.

Granting relief to Abdul Razak Memon, Altaf Ali Sayed and Nulwalla, a bench of justices P Sathasivam and B S Chauhan said that no further time will be given to anyone to surrender on any ground.

The bench also agreed to hear the plea of three other convicts, including Zaibunissa, seeking similar relief on their health ground.

As the deadline to surrender comes to an end Thursday, the bench agreed to give an urgent hearing to their plea and listed the matter for hearing at 2 pm.

The bench, however, refused to grant relief to another convict Yusuf Khan, who had sought extension of time to surrender till his review petition is decided by the Supreme Court, saying that relief cannot be granted on this ground.

The apex court had on March 21 upheld the sentence of five years imprisonment of Yusuf Khan.

The court had also upheld the jail term of life imprisonment, 10 years and five years respectively of Memon, Sayed and Nulwalla.

Dutt, 53, had sought six months time to surrender to complete his seven movies in which producers have invested over Rs 278 crore.

While giving four weeks to Dutt to surrender on humanitarian grounds, the apex court had made it clear that no further extension will be granted to him.

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