Sanjay Dutt to make paper bags in jail, earn Rs.25 a day
Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt jailed in Yerawada Central Jail will be trained to make paper bags, official sources said Saturday. He is expected to pay Rs 25 per day. Sanjay Dutt is undergoing his 42-month prison sentence after being linked to the 1993 Mumbai terror attack. It is his second stint in the jail.
A jail official said the actor will be trained to make high quality, heavy duty paper bags with a room of 6-8 kg, which are now gradually replacing plastic bags in the promote.
He is likely to get a remuneration of Rs.25 a day for this laborious work. Though, depending on his skills and efficiency, the payment could gradually go up to Rs.40 per day. The official indicated that in view of security concerns, Dutt will undertake this task indoors, inside his maximum security enclosed space.
Dutt had expressed a desire to carry out heavy duty work in the prison which would help him keep fit, but this was declined on security grounds. During his previous prison stint over a decade ago, Dutt was trained to make cane chairs, an outdoor chore.
Prison jobs in heavy and light furniture, candles, bags and non-governmental organizations or government departments are sold out through, which are included in other items of daily use.