Sanjay Dutt sentenced in '93 blasts case: Timeline

Sanjay Dutt, convicted in a Mumbai blasts case, is back in jail to complete his remaining 42-month sentence. A timeline of the case over the years.

March 12, 1993

Mumbai rocked by 12 bomb blasts between 1:33 pm to 3:40 pm which killed around 257 people and injured another 713. Property worth Rs. 27 crore was damaged in the blasts.

April 19, 1993

Police escorts Sanjay Dutt on his arrival from Mauritius, saying an AK-56 rifle found in his house was from the consignment of arms smuggled into India before the blasts. He is arrested.

April 26, 1993

Sanjay Dutt admits to the charges in his confession. But later retracts.

May 3, 1993

Sanjay Dutt released on bail.

July 4, 1994

Bail cancelled and he is re-arrested.

October 16, 1995

After spending nearly 16 months in jail, Sanjay Dutt again gets bail.

November 27, 2006

TADA court delivering verdict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case summons Sanjay Dutt.

November 28, 2006

Sanjay Dutt is found guilty under Arms Act but is acquitted in all cases related to TADA.

July 2007

Sanjay Dutt convicted for illegal possession of a 9 mm pistol and an AK-56 rifle but acquitted of more serious charges under the now defunct Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) law and sentenced to six years jail term.

August 2, 2007

Sanjay Dutt re-arrested. Taken to Yerawada Jail in Pune.

August 20, 2007

Sanjay Dutt Dutt granted bail by Supreme Court.

March 21, 2013

The Supreme Court sentences Sanjay Dutt to five years in jail. Asks him to surrender within four weeks.

March 28, 2013

The actor breaks down as he addresses the media, saying he had not applied for a pardon and would abide by the decision of the Supreme Court.

May 10, 2013

The Supreme Court dismisses Sanjay Dutt's petition that his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case be reconsidered. He has to surrender by May 16.

April 17, 2013

After Sanjay Dutt appeals for time to complete his films before surrendering, the Supreme Court gives him a period of four weeks to complete his movies before returning to jail. The judges said their decision was on "humanitarian grounds."

May 16, 2013

Sanjay Dutt spent the night at Arthur Road Jail after surrendering at a Mumbai court. He will be taken to Pune's Yerawada jail to complete his prison term.

May 22, 2013

Sanjay Dutt was moved to Pune's Yerawada Jail from Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail early in the morning. He will be kept at a high security cell to complete his three-and-a-half-year prison term.