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Justice Katju seeks pardon for Sanjay Dutt Asserting that he does not question the SC verdict, Katju said that the actor was not a terrorist do you think our sanjay dutt will be forgiven ?

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Asked by Cartoon Network, 22 Mar '13 07:04 pm
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In the letter to the Maharashtra Governor, Justice Katju sought pardon for Dutt, who has been sentenced to five years in jail by the Supreme Court in an arms case related to the 1993 Bombay blasts.

Justice Katju, who sought pardon for Dutt under Article 161 of the Constitution, said the actor had not been found guilty of playing a role in the 1993 blasts and had suffered a lot.

He said the Supreme Court found that Sanjay Dutt had in his possession a prohibited weapon without a licence and awarded him the minimum imprisonment prescribed under law.

Justice Katju said the power of pardon under Article 161 of the Constitution is different from judicial power as the Governor or the President can grant pardon or reduce the sentence of the court even if a minimum punishment is prescribed.

"There is no doubt that the Governor can grant pardon or reduce the sentence. In the case of Commander Nanavati, who was held guilty of murder, the Governor gave him pardon although the minimum s ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 22 Mar '13 07:05 pm

 
  
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Chairman of the Press Council of India Justice Markandey Katju has made a strong pitch for pardon of actor Sanjay Dutt after Supeme Court's judgement on Thursday in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Amidst growing clamour for Dutt's pardon, Justice Katju said he wants the actor be granted pardon on humanitarian grounds. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Justice Katju said, "I am not questioning the Supreme Court verdict. Have sent an appeal to the Governor requesting him to pardon Sanjay Dutt and I have said this on humanitarian reasons."

Katju also said, "Sanjay Dutt has already suffered, he has faced imprisonment. He could not go abroad many times, had to take permissions every time. He has a family, 2 small children. He has done some good things like spreading Gandhian philosophy through his film 'Munnabhai MBBS'. His parents have done social service. I am not going on judicial side, I am going on the side of pardon where the reasons are different."

Justice Katju stood by his demand ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 23 Mar '13 02:30 pm

 
  
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Maybe
Answered by anil garg, 23 Mar '13 02:01 am

 
  
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No
Answered by Quest, 23 Mar '13 12:06 am

 
  
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After retirement people start looking for fresh pastures. So his behavioral is understandable
But govt might show some leniency to Dutt keeping in mind the vote bank
Answered by Vikram, 22 Mar '13 11:29 pm

 
  
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Dont think sanjay will be forgiven but i fully agree with justice kattju
Answered by rajan, 22 Mar '13 09:47 pm

 
  
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May be bring the jail term to 1 year,, but something is MUST
Answered by conviction, 22 Mar '13 07:09 pm

 
  
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Sanjaya dutta was caught with illegal ak47 and large quantity of ammunition sent to his house by underworld people responsible for blasts, have close association with enemies of country and mah, govt. was too soft on him in following his case otherwise why release on tada by lower court was not challanged by mah. govt. as such he should not be given paradon.
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 22 Mar '13 07:08 pm

 
  
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No all the persons found guilty should be equally treated. It is said, that justice should not only be met, but it should appear to be just
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 22 Mar '13 07:06 pm

 
  
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