Mumbai: In what may spell more trouble for actor Sanjay Dutt, a Mumbai court on Monday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against him after a producer moved court against him.
Producer Shakeel Noorani moved the Andheri court alleging that the actor did not complete his film.
The Supreme Court had recently given the actor four more weeks to surrender in the 1993 Bombay blasts case. The actor, who had earlier been asked by the court to surrender by April 18 wanted six months' extension to complete his film projects before surrendering to undergo his prison term.
The court observed that the producers should have realised and considered that one such case was coming up and questioned as to why they went ahead with projects involving Sanjay Dutt. The court found the argument that there was a huge amount riding on him weak.
The court also said that relief to Sanjay Dutt was given purely on humanitarian grounds. The actor, convicted under the Arms Act in the blasts case, had argued that he was a young man in 1993 and has done a lot of social work since then and so leniency should be shown towards him.