"Dr. Binayak Sen send to Raipur central jail on Judicial remand"
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Raipur, 14th May, 2007 (19:00 Hrs)
Dr. Binayak Sen, General Secretary, Chhattisgarh PUCL and Vice-President, National PUCL was arrested this afternoon, produced at the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Bilaspur, and send to the Raipur Central Jail on Judicial Remand till 18 th of May 2007.
It may be noted that Dr. Sen was arrested as a co-accused in the case of Mr. Piyush Guha, supposedly a messenger for Community Party of India (Maoist), under the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act, 2005 and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (amended in 2004)
He was medically examined before producing him at the CJM Court. He told the Doctors about all his ailments, and was given the choice by the Court to be admitted in the Hospital, which was refused by Dr. Sen himself, who preferred to go the Jail.
Today only Dr. Sen returned from Kolkotta after a fortnight's rest and treatment. At about 1 pm, a policeman went to the office of Adv Sudha Bhardwaj, Member, Executive Committee, Chhattisgarh PUCL, and informed that the City Superintendent of Police, Bilaspur would like to record a statement. At this point, both Dr. Sen and Adv Bhardwaj went to the Tar Bahar Police Station, Bilaspur. They were then told that a police party was coming from Raipur for formal arrest. A police party led by Mr. B B S Rajpur, SSP (City), Raipur came along with others, and formally arrested him, sent him for medical examination and then produced him in the court of the CJM, Bilaspur.
It is expected that police would move further applications in the matter, like issuance of search warrant of his residence/premises, etc.
On behalf of the Chhattisgarh PUCL, an emergency meeting has been convened tomorrow at Raipur, in which future strategy and action plan would be chalked out. In the mean time, the Chhattisgarh PUCL office-bearers are in touch with the National PUCL for their guidance in the matter. Adv K G Kannabiran, National President, PUCL would be advising the lawyers in Chhattisgarh for appropriate action in the respective Courts.
posted by Resistance 5/15/2007 09:28:00 AM,