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HC admits appeal against Sen’s acquittal

india Updated: Apr 16, 2011 00:57 IST
HT Correspondent

The Chhattisgarh high court admitted a state government appeal, seeking to set aside a trial court order of December 24 last year acquitting rights activist Binayak Sen and two others charged with waging war against the state.

While acquitting Sen and businessman Piyush Guha, the sessions court, however, held them guilty of sedition and conspiracy against the state and sentenced them to life imprisonment.

Additional advocate general Kishore Bhaduri said, “We respect the Supreme Court decision to grant bail to Sen, but it will have no impact on the hearing of the appeal.”

Sen’s counsel said the appeal was filed quietly in February, without his being informed.