Violence on December 14 in the Posco project area
Violence on December 14 in the Posco project area
Bhubaneswar: Bapi Sarkhel, the owner of the construction firm, engaged for building the controversial coastal road linking the port town with the proposed Posco steel plant site who was arrested in connection with a clash in the Posco project area on 14th December, in Jagatsinghpur district, was produced in the court of JMFC Kujang on Monday.

He was remanded in judicial custody and was sent to Kujang sub-jail.

Earlier, Sarkhel was not produced in court due to health reasons, although he was arrested from chattisgarh on december 23 last year.

Two cases were registered against Sarkhel after allegations surfaced that he fomented trouble at the site and used goons to attack anti-Posco villagers which resulted in the death of one person and injury of as many as 25 persons.