He was back to Pune’s Yerwada Central Jail.
The jail authorities cited lack of “positive” report from the police after days of indecision that resulted in the actor overstaying his leave.
According to prison officials, Dutt had cited poor health as the reason for extension of furlough after he was released on December 24.
The 55-year-old actor’s application for extension of leave of absence was forwarded to the police station concerned in Mumbai for verification of the reason put forth by him and rejected as the police did not give a “positive” report.
Media reports suggested that Dutt, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, had been getting preferential treatment by way of frequent leave of absence which was not being extended to others co-convicts.