CPI hails grant of bail to Binayak Sen, demands withdrawal of cases

Welcoming the Supreme Court decision to grant bail to Binayak Sen, the CPI on Friday demanded that Chhattisgarh government withdraw all cases against the activist.

Last Updated: Apr 15, 2011, 15:42 PM IST

New Delhi: Welcoming the Supreme Court decision to grant bail to Binayak Sen, the CPI on Friday demanded that Chhattisgarh government withdraw all cases against the
activist.

CPI national secretary D Raja demanded that the BJP government in Chhattisgarh withdraw the cases "foisted" on Sen, who has been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court there for sedition and helping Naxalites.

He claimed that a number of CPI leaders and cadres were in prison in the state and demanded their immediate release.

"The Home Minister must see that security forces do not go on a rampage against tribal people and he should be held responsible for whatever happens to the tribals in Chhattisgarh," Raja said.

PTI