The Supreme Court, diminishing the Chhattisgarh High Court's decision, claimed, "Possession of Naxal booklet is not a proof of Sedition," and granted bail to Dr Sen who was booked under a case of sedition and links with the Maoists.
Binayak Sen's mother, Anusuya Sen said, "My son has gone through hell. It's a very emotional and crucial moment for all of us."
However, there are few conditions have been imposed on Dr Sen before granting bail to him:
- He has to submit Rs 50000 bail bond,
- He has to submit Rs 50000 personal bond,
- He has to appear whenever he will be summoned,
- He cannot leave India without permission.
A professional doctor and a pass-out of the prestigious Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, Sen had sought bail contending that the trial court has erred in convicting him when there was no substantial evidence.
Opposing Sen's bail plea, the Chhattisgarh government in its affidavit had earlier 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.