HC asks anti-Posco leader to reply in two weeks

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Wednesday directed Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) president Abhay Sahu to file his reply served on him by the court last week within two weeks.

However, Sahu sought four weeks which was disallowed by the Division Bench of Chief Justice V Gopala Gowda and Justice B N Mohapatra.

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.