Supreme Court grants bail to Binayak Sen

April 15th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to civil rights activist Binayak Sen, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of sedition and for having links with the Naxalites.

Sen, 61, had 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.

Binayak 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. Binayak Sen is a recipient of Jonathan Mann Award in 2008 while still in prison. (ANI)

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