Sanjay Dutt feels suffocated in jail

The Policegiri actor was shifted from the anda cell to another cell upon an oral application by his lawyer to the Tada court

Sanjay Dutt who surrendered on May 16 before the special TADA court in Mumbai in order to complete his three-and-a-half year sentence in prison, was worried about the conditions in jail. The troubled Bollywood actor was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case for possession of arms including AK-56 rifles.

After surrendering, Dutt was allowed to carry the Bhagavad Gita, Hanuman Chalisa and Ramayana with him. The court also permitted him home cooked food, medicines, a pillow, a mattress and toiletries. But being sent in the cell at Arthur Road Jail that hold terrorists and other dreaded criminals, 53-year-old actor read some spiritual books he brought along with him. He also did physical exercise this morning. However, the actor appeared restless and kept to himself.

On Friday Dutt’s lawyer Rizwan Merchant, appeared before the Tada court and argued that Dutt was not a terrorist and did not deserve to be lodged in the anda cell. Apparently, the absence of ventilation made him restless. He was later shifted from the anda cell to another cell.

Depending on the threat perception to his life officials have to choose between Yerawada in Pune, Nashik, Taloja, Kolhapur and Nagpur prisons. It looks like he might be here for the next seven to eight days until the pofficials decide which jail to shift him to.