Did Munnabhai image build an emotional approach towards Dutt?
Some of the reactions after this verdict have been somewhat euphoric, almost sentimental. The fact that Dutt is a popular film star with the famous image of Munnabhai, the general perception about him has been sentimental. Nevertheless the fact is that he did commit a crime, for which he has been held guilty. “He has possessed illegal arms which is indeed a serious crime. But more serious charge of TADA and his participation in criminal conspiracy has been invalidated,” said Wagle. So is that enough therefore to excuse Sanjay Dutt completely. Or have we overlooked the fact that he allegedly shared links with the notorious names in the underworld. “Sanjay Dutt had relationship with Anees Ibrahim. He said in his confession that he did go to Dawood Ibrahim’s party. Abu Salem frequently visited his house. Dutt will have to explain his links with the underworld,” said Wagle. Dutt’s lawyer Maneshinde refused to comment on the subject of Dutt’s alleged links with the underworld. He said, “Wha