He spend almost two years in jail with charges of sedition. Binayak Sen had raised voice over fake encounters and salwa judum. The Chhattisgarh Government has accused Sen, who is the vice-president of the People's Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL), of acting as a courier for an alleged Naxalite who is in jail.
Sen had also sought bail on medical grounds, saying that he had been suffering from a heart ailment and eeds treatment at the Christian Medical College, Vellore in Tamil Nadu. Binayak Sen is a doctor by profession.