New Delhi: Actor-turned MP Jaya Bachchan on Friday said she would meet the Maharashtra Governor to take up the issue of pardoning Sanjay Dutt who has been given a five year sentence by the Supreme Court under the Arms Act in the Mumbai blasts case.
"He (Dutt) has already been punished enough. Twenty years is almost like life imprisonment. I mean he suffered for twenty years and I think to do this to him at this time. I am going to personally meet the Governor," Bachchan told reporters outside Parliament House. Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju had yesterday appealed to Maharashtra Governor K Sankarnarayanan to pardon Dutt. Dutt received support from some Congress leaders, including ministers, as well as some political parties.
Batting for Dutt, actor-cum-Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi said the "Supreme Court has given a final verdict. You have to respect it but at the same time being a friend of Sanjay Dutt, I will definitely see that he should get the mercy of the Governor and other people. Once he gets the mercy, nothing like that."
Sanjay Dutt received support from some Congress leaders, including ministers, as well as some political parties.