Staff Reporter

MUMBAI: The weapon Sanjay Dutt and associates had could have resulted in mass destruction and it was an eminently dangerous act, Judge P.D. Kode of the TADA court said on Tuesday.

Handing out a six-year rigorous imprisonment to film actor Sanjay Dutt and a five-year RI to his associate Yusuf Nulwalla in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, the Judge said, “not only did he [Sanjay] commit the offence but he also made others commit an offence of destroying it.”

The Judge also drew attention to Dutt illegally possessing a pistol in September 1992 and being introduced to Dawood Ibrahim in Dubai and even attending a party where gangsters Iqbal Mirchi, Chota Rajan and Sharad Shetty were present.

Noting that possessing AK-56 was not his first offence, the Judge rejected Sanjay Dutt’s probation application.

The Judge said his act of destroying the weapon was a criminal conspiracy though it did not result in a ghastly act.Dutt and Nulwalla were taken into custody in the evening after their meeting with relatives.

Their lawyers said they would approach the Supreme Court after the papers were ready.