Supreme Court adjourns Binayak Sen’s bail plea to April 15

April 11th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr 11 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned civil right activist Binayak Sen’s bail plea till Friday on request of the Chhattisgarh Government.

A two-judge bench comprising Justices H S Bedi and C K Prasad deferred a month after it had been directed the state government to submit within four weeks its response to Sen’s bail application.

Sen, 61, has challenged a Chhattisgarh High Court order that rejected his bail plea on February 10.

He sought bail contending that the trial court had erred in convicting him without substantial evidence.

Sen had filed a petition in the Chhattisgarh High Court on January 6, challenging a district and sessions court order that had convicted him on various charges, including sedition, and had sentenced him to life imprisonment.

A Raipur Sessions Court had on December 24 last year held Sen and three other people guilty of treason and for waging war against the state. He was also found guilty of sedition.

Sen was arrested in Chhattisgarh in 2007 and was granted bail two years later. He was honoured with Jonathan Mann Award in 2008 while still in prison. (ANI)

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