Lawyers, retired judges and former police officers have formed a forum to launch a signature campaign against the candidature of actor-turned-politician Sanjay Dutt, who is a Samajwadi Party Lok Sabha candidate from Lucknow.
Dutt was convicted under the Arms Act for illegal possession of an AK-47 rifle after the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai. His appeal against the verdict is pending in the Supreme Court.
Members of the forum have planned to approach the Supreme Court after having signature of at least 1,000 people. Though launched on Wednesday evening, the campaign started on Thursday in a full-fledged manner.