Anti-Posco leader appears before Orissa HC

Cuttack: Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) president Abhay Sahu has appeared before the Orissa High Court through his advocate and sought seven days time to file his reply to the notice served on him by the HC last week.

Sahu was summoned by the HC in response to two PILs filed in connection with 52 families of Dhinkia village of Jagatsinghpur district who are not able to return to their villages for the last four years.

The petitioners had alleged that Sahu was instrumental in forcing them to lead an ostracised life putting up at a transit camp away from their village.

Sahu's advocate Prashant Kumar Jena had yesterday urged the High Court to grant him seven days time to file his counter.

The Division Bench of Chief Justice V Gopala Gowda and Justice BN Mohapatra allowed the prayer of Sahu, informed his counsel Jena.