Rajinder Sachar condemns conviction of Binayak Sen

Describing rights activist Binayak Sen`s conviction as "outrageous", former Delhi Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar on Friday said PUCL will challenge the order and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act under which he was found guilty.

New Delhi: Describing rights activist
Binayak Sen`s conviction as "outrageous", former Delhi Chief
Justice Rajinder Sachar on Friday said People`s Union of Civil
Liberties (PUCL) will challenge the order and the Unlawful
Activities Prevention Act under which he was found guilty.
"It is scandalous to say that he (Sen) was working
against the interest of the country. The Unlawful Activities
Prevention Act under which he has been convicted is
unconstitutional," Sachar said in a statement here.

The PUCL will challenge his conviction and the Act, he
said adding the judgement conviction of Sen was "outrageous".

Sen, Naxal ideologue Narayan Sanyal and Kolkata
businessman Piyush Guha were today convicted for sedition and
sentenced to life imprisonment for colluding with Maoists to
establish a network to fight the state.
58-year-old Sen, a paediatrician by training and
vice-president of People`s Union of Civil Liberties, had been
accused by the prosecution of acting as courier for Sanyal,
who was in jail, by carrying his messages and letters to the
underground Maoists.

PTI

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