Mumbai, Feb 9: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has once again sought an extension of his parole to nurse his wife Maanyata, who is recovering after a surgery.
The actor who is currently out on parole since Dec 21, 2013, was due to return to jail on January 21, but sought a month's extension which was honoured. The extension is valid till February 21.
Even before the extension expires, Dutt has moved another application to get parole extended by another month. A few months ago, Maanyata was diagnosed as suffering from multiple heart and liver ailments. She was admitted to Global Hospital, Parel last month and underwent a surgery.
This isn't for the first time that Dutt is out on furlough, in October last year he was out of Yerwada prison in Pune for 15 days as he had fallen sick, this period was extended by another 15 days.
Dutt has written to the Pune divisional commissioner, who has directed the Khar Police in Mumbai to verify the reasons for parole extension cited in the application, a police official said. The verification report is expected in the next few days.
An accused in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, Dutt is serving the remaining 42 months of his five year prison sentence.