Released from jail, Sanjay Dutt makes Siddhivinayak Temple his first stop

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Feb,25 2016 14:36 12 IST

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Sanjay Dutt is back in Mumbai after being released from Yerawada Central Jail, Pune. He was sentenced to undergo five years' rigorous imprisonment for illegal possession of arms during the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. Arrested in 1993, Dutt had already served 18 months as an undertrial and then returned to jail in May 2013 to serve the remainder of his sentence. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost

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Shortly after he walked out of the jail, Sanjay Dutt drove to Pune Airport at Lohegaon to board a chartered plane to Mumbai. From the Mumbai Airport, Dutt proceeded straight to Siddhhivinayak Temple to offer prayers. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost

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Sanjay Dutt was accompanied by his wife Maanyata Dutt as he offered prayers at Siddhivinayak Temple. Earlier, on his arrival in Mumbai, Dutt credited his fans for their unending support. He said: "I am here because of their (fans') support. And there is no easy road to freedom, my friends." Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost

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Sanjay Dutt is given police security at Siddhivinayak Temple. When his sister Priya Dutt was asked if he is considering a move into politics, she said, "I hope not... He is too simple a person... Politics has reached different levels. Hope he remains happy. He is looking forward to coming back to work. He was uncertain... (about his film career)." Deepak Salvi/Firstpost

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After offering prayers at Siddhivinayak Temple, Dutt visited his mother Nargis Dutt's grave at Bada Kabrastan. After this, Dutt will go to his Bandra home, for his permanent 'ghar wapasi' and to meet his family and friends. Deepak Salvi/Firstpost

Published Date: Feb 25, 2016 14:36 PM | Updated Date: Feb 25, 2016 14:36 PM