Paradip: Trade Union leader and principal accused in the December 14, 2011 violence at the posco site, Bapi Sarkhel, was denied bail by the Additional District Judge of Jagatsinghpur on Wednesday.

As per source, Sarkhel was arrested on December 23, 2011, from Raipur in Chhattisgarh. He was brought to Kujang and subsequently produced before the Judicial magistrate first class, who rejected his first bail plea.

Sarkhel was arrested for rioting during the December 14 violence near Pocso site that left one dead.