No relief yet for Binayak Sen; SC adjourns bail plea hearing

Binayak Sen
New Delhi, Apr 11: All eyes were on the Supreme Court today (Monday, Apr 11) as the bail plea hearing of Binayak Sen was scheduled to take place. However, granting a request of the Chattisgarh government, the Supreme Court adjourned the hearing till next Friday (Apr 15).

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.

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