Case filed against Binayak Sen`s wife

Maharashtra Police on Monday filed a case against Ilina Sen for "misusing" an event.

Nagpur: Maharashtra Police on Monday filed a case against Ilina Sen, wife of civil rights activist Binayak Sen, for "misusing" an event organised by an organisation headed by her and seeking support for some alleged Naxal sympathisers, including her husband.

The case was filed at Wardha near here, police sources said.

Ilina, a teacher at Wardha-based Mahatma Gandhi National Hindi University, is also the Convenor of Indian Association of Women Studies (IAWS), which had organised a three-day annual convention a few days ago.

Ilina was the moving force behind the convention and used the event to garner public sympathy for Sen, sentenced by a Chhattisgarh court to life imprisonment for colluding with Maoists, and others like Mumbai-based Sudhir Dhawale, who was recently arrested for alleged Naxal links they said.

The delegates, including foreigners, who had come to participate in the convention, organised a protests against the arrest of Sen and Dhawale, sources said.

Illena was not available for comments.

Meanwhile, a division bench of the Chhattisgarh High Court will today resume hearing on Binayak Sen`s bail plea.

PTI