Chhattisgarh HC reserves ruling on Sen bail plea

Bilaspur: Chhattisgarh High Court today reserved its order on the bail application filed by rights activist Binayak Sen, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a sessions court last year on charges of sedition and links with Naxalites.

The High Court also reserved its ruling on 61-year-old Sen`s appeal against the conviction.

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-based businessman Piyush Guha for colluding with Naxals to establish a network to fight the state.

Additional District and Sessions Judge B P Verma had held the trio guilty under provisions of section 124 A (sedition) and 120 B (conspiracy) of IPC and Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act on December 24.