The standing counsel from the Chhattisgarh government side moved to the Supreme Court and requested the court to postpone the hearing as they need time to brief a senior advocate on opposing the bail plea of Binayak Sen.
Chhattisgarh High Court, earlier, had rejected Sen's bail plea and the civil liberties activist was forced to approach the Supreme Court challenging the high court's order.
A professional doctor and a pass-out of the prestigious Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, Sen has sought bail contending that the trial court has erred in convicting him when there was no substantial evidence.
Opposing Sen's bail plea, the state government in its affidavit had said that the activist should not be granted any relief as he has deep links with hardcore Naxalites.
Sen, vice-president of People's Union of Civil Liberties, was convicted for sedition and sentenced to life imprisonment along with Naxal ideologue Narayan Sanyal and Kolkata businessman Piyush Guha for colluding with the Maoists to establish a network to fight the state.