Sanjay Dutt in jail: Home food, fan and mosquito repellent, but no cigarettes!

The actor, who was worried about the conditions in prison, has been granted certain allowances by 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.

Days before his surrender, Dutt was inconsolable, as he stressed about separation from family and his health in the prison setting. The actor has been granted certain allowances by the court yesterday. According to reports, Special Judge GA Sanap approved the following things upon Dutt’s request: home food to keep his diet in check, reading glasses, a fan, a mattress with a bedsheet and pillow, kurta pajama and underclothes, footwear, religious texts, a mosquito repellent cream and medicines for arterial stenosis and high cholesterol.

The judge however denied Dutt permission for carrying cigarettes – not even an electronic one – inside the jail premises. The actor is a chainsmoker and Sanap in fact asked him to ‘Stop it’. But quitting smoking suddenly could lead to ill health and it remains to be seen how Dutt takes to it.

The Policegiri actor was scheduled to be shifted to Pune’s Yerawada jail on Friday. He was lodged at the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai yesterday, and reportedly skipped dinner.

Watch this space for more updates on Sanjay Dutt.

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