After Mumbai observed the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Serial Blasts, The Supreme Court will on Thursday deliver its verdict on 97 convicts, including actor Sanjay Dutt and 11 others who were sentenced to death. The judgment is scheduled to be pronounced by a division bench of Justice P Sathasivam and Justice B S Chauhan.
The CBI says fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim along with Pakistant's ISI engineered the blasts and Tiger Memon and his brother Ayub Memon were the main conspirators. Actor Sanjay Dutt was acquitted of terror charges under the Terrorists and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act and he was sentenced to six years in prison for illegal possession of arms. Bollywood is on the edge about Sanjay Dutt's fate. Trade analyst Amod Mehra said, "It will be unfortunate if the verdict goes against the actor as this will affect three of his films. While Raju Hirani's film PK is 50% complete, Policegiri is 80% complete and Karan Johar's home production Unglee is 30% complete."
Film maker Mahesh Bhatt who is also a close Family Friend said "I am certain that the apex court will deliver a verdict which will bring this dark chapter in Sanjay's life to a happy end. We are hoping for the best."