Nagpur, Jan 25 (Agencies): On a day before Binayak Sen’s bail plea is set to come up in the Chhattisgarh High Court, Maharashtra Police filed a case against Ilina Sen, his wife for "misusing" an event organised by an organisation headed by her and seeking support for some alleged Naxal sympathisers, including her husband.

The case was filed at Wardha near here, police sources said. 

Ilina, a teacher at Wardha-based Mahatma Gandhi National Hindi University, is also the Convenor of Indian Association of Women Studies (IAWS), which had organised a three-day annual convention a few days ago.

Ilina was the moving force behind the convention and used the event to garner public sympathy for Sen, sentenced by a Chhattisgarh court to life imprisonment for colluding with Maoists, and others like Mumbai-based Sudhir Dhawale, who was recently arrested for alleged Naxal links they said.
 
The delegates, including foreigners, who had come to participate in the convention, organised a protests against the arrest of Sen and Dhawale, sources said.

Meanwhile, a division bench of the Chhattisgarh High Court will on Tuesday resume hearing on Binayak Sen's bail plea.