Sen not certain if he'll remain out of jail
Human rights activist Binayak Sen, who is on bail from the Supreme court, today said he is still to be absolved of the sedition charges and is not certain will he remain out of jail.kolkata Updated: May 24, 2011 21:47 IST
Human rights activist Binayak Sen, who is on bail from the Supreme court, on Tuesday said he is still to be absolved of the sedition charges and is not certain will he remain out of jail.
"I have been merely granted bail and not absolved of the charges. The case is still pending at Chhattisgarh High Court. The Supreme Court only granted bail to me as it observed that no case was made out for charges of sedition," Sen said at a function here.
He said he was convicted "for working for the people of my own country... though prosecution had no proof against us."
"I am not certain if I will be sent to jail again," Sen said.
Touching upon the course of events that led to his arrest and punishment, Sen said "sedition is the top of all crimes under IPC and I was awarded it."
However, It was his resolve, he said, to fight back as he had worked all his life for the betterment of the poor.
Referring to the malnutrition in India, Sen, a noted paediatrician, quoted statistics from the National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau and said a large portion of the population was "chronically on the brink of famine".
First Published: May 24, 2011 21:17 IST