The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blast case, to go abroad till January 10 next year.

A Bench of Justices P. Sathasivam and B.S. Chauhan asked the actor to surrender his passport within a week after coming back to the country.

The court passed the orders on a petition filed by the actor seeking the court's permission to go abroad for shooting of a film till June 2012.

A special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act court in Mumbai had in November 2006 acquitted Dutt of TADA charges, but held him guilty under the Arms Act for possessing a weapon illegally. He was sentenced to six years' imprisonment.

Dutt was granted bail in 2007.

He has been approaching the Supreme Court since then for permission to go abroad for completing his film assignments.