Chhattisgarh high court dismisses Binayak Sen’s bail plea (Lead, Changing Dateline)

February 10th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Bilaspur, Feb 10 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh High Court Thursday dismissed the bail application of human rights activist Binayak Sen, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment for sedition and links with Maoists.A division bench of Justice T.P. Sharma and Justice R.L. Jhanwar pronounced the judgment in a jam-packed courtroom here, some 110 km from state capital Raipur.

The court had Wednesday reserved its orders on Sen’s plea even as the state government opposed it on grounds of his association with the Maoists.

Sen is at present lodged in a central jail in Raipur after he was sentenced by a trial court in Raipur Dec 24 for sedition and links with Maoist ideologue Narayan Sanyal and Kolkata-based businessman Piyush Guha, both of whom have also been sentenced to life.

Sen was accused of acting as a courier between Sanyal and Guha.

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