He said Dutt will complete the five-year jail term in October 2016 but he will be released early in view of his good behaviour. “No favour has been shown to Dutt. His jail term has been reduced as per the prison manual. In fact, identical concessions are extended to all convicts, Dutt is no exception,” said a high-ranking bureaucrat.
Elaborating on the prison rules, the bureaucrat said for good conduct and behaviour and work out put, a convict is entitled to a remission of 114 days. The bureaucrat admitted that Dutt’s term in prison was marked by controversies, particularly when he was out on parole or furlough. “It was alleged that the home department was granting him special favours but that was not the case. The jail administration was extra careful while disposing of his applications for parole or furlough,” he said.
Times of India