Pune: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, currently out of jail on parole for a fortnight, has sought an extension of parole on medical grounds, official sources said yesterday.
Dutt, 53, was granted parole from the Yerawada Central Jail on October 1 to get medical treatment for certain unspecified illnesses.
His parole period ends today and he has sought another fortnight’s extension. The application is under consideration and a decision is likely to be taken shortly, the sources said.
A parole is a conditional release of a prisoner for a limited period for a specific purpose and is strictly governed under Indian jail laws.
“It does not imply commutation of the sentence or amnesty and is purely decided as per individual cases at the discretion of the concerned authorities,” criminal lawyer J P Mishra said.