Jethmalani to appear for Binayak Sen

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Raipur, Jan 24 (PTI) Noted lawyer and BJP MP RamJethmalani today said he will appear for right activistBinayak Sen, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment in asedition case, as his profession is "the highest form offaith" for him.

"My commitment to my profession is more than mycommitment to my faith...It is the highest form of faith forme," he told reporters here.

Jethmalani said he would be appearing for Sen, who haschallenged his sentence in the Chhattisgarh High Court, freeof cost. "I am doing it for free," the Rajya Sabha MP said.

The BJP had earlier said that it saw nothing wrong inJethamalani appearing for Sen.

61-year-old Sen, a paediatrician by profession, wasconvicted for sedition and sentenced to life in prison alongwith Naxal ideologue Narayan Sanyal and Kolkata businessmanPiyush Guha for colluding with Maoists to establish a networkto fight the state. PTI

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