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SC grants bail to Binayak Sen

Civil rights activist Dr Binayak Sen will finally be a free man after spending two years in Raipur jail in Chhattisgarh, report Satya Prakash & Sanchita Sharma.

delhi Updated: May 26, 2009 01:53 IST

Civil rights activist Dr Binayak Sen will finally be a free man after spending two years in Raipur jail in Chhattisgarh.

The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to Sen, taken into custody on May 14, 2007 by the Chhattisgarh Police for allegedly passing notes from a Naxal leader he was treating in jail to someone outside the prison.

Sen, national vice president of People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), had denied the charge.

Human rights activists, including Nobel Laureates and medical professionals have been campaigning for his release ever since he was arrested on charges of colluding with the Naxals.

“I really appreciate the fact that the judiciary has given an order based on the law of the land,” Sen’s wife Ilina Sen told HT.

Ilina is a professor of General Studies at the Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University in Wardha.

Raipur Jail Superintendent S.S. Tigga said, “Dr Binayak Sen told me he had been granted bail but as no papers have come to me yet, I cannot say when he will be released.”