Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 | Last Update : 01:27 AM IST

135th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra46826530552116476 Tamil Nadu2734602148154461 Andhra Pradesh1864611043541681 Karnataka151449746792804 Delhi1402321261164044 Uttar Pradesh104388605581857 West Bengal83800589621846 Telangana7095850814576 Gujarat65704485612529 Bihar6203140760349 Assam4816233429115 Rajasthan4667932832732 Haryana3779631226448 Odisha3768124483258 Madhya Pradesh3508225414912 Kerala279561629988 Jammu and Kashmir2239614856417 Punjab1901512491462 Jharkhand140705199129 Chhatisgarh10109761369 Uttarakhand8008484795 Goa7075511460 Tripura5520367528 Puducherry4147253758 Manipur301818147 Himachal Pradesh2879171013 Nagaland24056594 Arunachal Pradesh179011053 Chandigarh120671520 Meghalaya9173305 Sikkim7832971 Mizoram5022820
  Metros   Mumbai  13 Oct 2018  Claims against Sen illogical: Advocate

Claims against Sen illogical: Advocate

Published : Oct 13, 2018, 2:00 am IST
Updated : Oct 13, 2018, 2:00 am IST

Despite being a left activist, Sen is being accused of inciting right-wing people into rioting at Bhima-Koregaon.

Shoma Sen
 Shoma Sen

Pune: During Shoma Sen’s bail application, her advocate, Rahul Deshmukh, said that despite being a left activist, Sen was being accused of inciting right-wing people into rioting at Bhima-Koregaon and that the police’ argument was illogical.

Advocate Deshmukh argued, “The police has claimed that Ms Sen’s name is written in the letters they got from Rona Wilson and Surendra Gadling’s hard discs and those written by Milind Teltumbade. First, how can she be responsible if her name is written somewhere? Besides, these letters have all other information in sign language but her name alone is written clearly.”


He further said, “As per the police, Ms Sen raised funds for the banned Maoist party. But there is no physical evidence of it as there were no transactions through her bank account apart from her salary.”

Surendra Gadling, who argued for himself, said that invoking Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) was illegal and that the police was framing him owing to its earlier threats of framing him if he did not stop taking the cases of tribals and dalits.

Advocate Deshmukh on Friday argued for Ms Sen’s bail at the special court of K.D. Wadane in Pune. “Leftists are called separatists and hence, anti-national. And thus leftists incited right-wing people into rioting at Bhima-Koregoan. Isn’t this illogical?” he said.


Advocate Deshmukh also said the UAPA clearly said that the accused should have carried out an act for the cessation of the nation whereas Ms Sen had not been involved in any such act.

Tags: shoma sen, bhima-koregaon case