On the last day of an epic 12 year trial, one of Bollywood’s best loved film stars was sentenced to six years in prison today for illegally procuring weapons from the gangsters who masterminded the 1993 Mumbai bombings, one of India’s worst terrorist attacks.
The judgment against Sanjay Dutt was hailed as a strong, if unusual, example of the Indian judiciary’s willingness to stand-up to the country’s rich and powerful.
Mr. Dutt, for decades a pillar of India’s movie industry both as macho action hero and buffoonish comedian, was convicted of illegally holding an automatic rifle and a pistol which were supplied by the men blamed for the 1993 attacks in which 257 people died
-Bollywood Star Sentenced to Prison
Documentary about Sanjay Dutt- Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3
(via Sepia Mutiny)