05 August, 2021

A Doctored Case

The apex court joins in the myopia that's keeping Dr Sen in jail

Tehelka
A Doctored Case
outlookindia.com
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Doctor Or Naxalite?

  • The state alleges he's only a "namesake" doctor. The CMC, Vellore, of which he's an alumnus, gave him the Paul Harrison award for his work.
  • The police claim he was the courier for top Naxal leaders lodged in Raipur jail but never took action against jail authorities for failing to detect these alleged messages
  • A police press release called him an "absconder", though he called up the police on his own and courted arrest
  • Since he has been addressed as "Comrade" in letters to him from suspected Naxalites, it's taken as proof of his being a member of the banned CPI (Maoist).
  • Government also claims there is "incriminating evidence" on Dr Sen's computer but the Andhra Pradesh forensic lab report says no such thing

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