Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh today sought a review of the trial court judgement sentencing rights activist Binayak Sen to life imprisonment on sedition charges.
“I feel that Sen is a very fine human being and because of this, the judgement against him needs to be reviewed,” he told PTI.
Sen, Naxal ideologue Narayan Sanyal and Kolkata-based businessman Piyush Guha were sentenced to life imprisonment last Friday for sedition and 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 of acting as courier for Sanyal, who was in jail, by carrying his messages and letters to the underground Maoists.
Sen was arrested on May 14, 2007 from Bilaspur and was in jail for two years before being granted bail by the Supreme Court in May last year.