Chhattisgarh gets notice over Binayak Sen’s bail plea

May 4th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS)The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Chhattisgarh government on a bail plea by rights activist Binayak Sen, held in a Raipur jail on charges of subversion and waging war against the state.
While issuing notice to the state government, a bench of Justice D.K. Jain and B.S. Reddy also asked it to provide “best medical aid” to Sen, who is suffering from a heart ailment.

The bench issued notice to the state government after former law minister Ram Jethmalani argued that “the case against Sen had been demolished and all the material witnesses have been examined”.

He added that the high court was not entertaining Sen’s bail application despite the law of the land providing for bail in such cases.

The state government was asked to file its reply within two weeks.

Sen has been in jail for the last 22 months for his alleged Maoist links. He was arrested May 14, 2007 under the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act (CSPSA). The Chhattisgarh High Court had rejected his bail plea.

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