The Supreme Court of India on Thursday handed down a five-year term for the Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt for possessing illegal weapons bought from gangsters accused of orchestrating Mumbai bombings in 1993.
The series of bombings killed 257 people in the city.
The court also upheld the death penalty for the mastermind of the attack, the deadliest in the country’s history.
Yakub Memon, brother of the alleged main plotter and fugitive Tiger Memon, was the only one of 11 convicts to see his death sentence upheld by the court for his role in the blasts which wounded more than 800 people.
Announcing the sentences, Supreme Court judge P. Sathashivam said the Memon brothers and another fugitive suspect who is said to be living in Pakistan “were archers and rest of the appellants were arrows in their hands”.