Dutt had secured parole on December 21, 2013 from Pune’s Yerawada Central Jail and was expected to return to the jail after completing his one-month leave from prison Monday. But the parole was extended to 21st of February as Manyata was to undergo a surgery and Dutt wanted to take care of his wife. Now Dutt is asking for another month extension as she is still recovering from surgery.
Manyata has had fluids removed from her lungs a source from the Bandra police confirming the news, “Dutt has applied for an extension to his parole. The application mentions that he wants to take care of his ailing wife.”
Manyata was reported to be suffering from multiple ailments of the heart and liver and was admitted to Global Hospital in Parel, Mumbai, in January.
Dutt faced several protests outside his home and jail for his many parole requests and alleged pressure that the jail officials have got to grant him the favours.
This is Dutt’s second parole on the grounds of wife Manyata’s illness. Sanjay Dutt had previously got parole in October as he had fallen sick. The parole period was for 2 weeks which was extended for 15 days. This second order garnered a lot of controversies as photographs of Manyata in a Bollywood movie screening a few days before did rounds in the media.
The actor surrendered himself before the TADA court on May 16, 2013 and has since then been serving his remaining 42-month jail term at the Yerwada Jail in Pune.