Ban orders at Patana

Published: 05th March 2013 09:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th March 2013 09:41 AM   |  A+A-


The district administration has clamped prohibitory orders at Patana village of Dhinkia panchayat, the proposed site for Posco steel plant, in the wake of the ‘Maha Samabesh’ to be organised by Posco Pratirodha Sangram Samiti (PPSS) members on Tuesday.

SP Satyabrat Bhoi said anticipating trouble, prohibitory orders have been clamped and police force deployed in Patana.

Apparently, Patana has been the epicentre of anti-Posco agitation. PPSS spokesperson Prasant Paikray said owing to the prohibitory orders, the anti-industry group is now planning to hold the ‘Maha Samabesh’ at an alternative venue.

In another development, a pro-Posco activist Ranjan Burdhan has lodged an FIR at Abhyachandpur police station against Abhaya Sahu and another PPSS member Surendra Das for their alleged involvement in the bomb blast incident.

Amid all this, district administration continued with the land acquisition process at Gobindapur. Another 24 betel vines were demolished on Monday at Gobindpur and compensation of `43.68 lakh disbursed. District administration sources said land acquisition would continue till March 6.

Families Yet To Receive Bodies

Apprehending police arrest, family members of the three anti-Posco activists who were killed while allegedly making bombs at Patana village on Saturday, are yet to take possession of the bodies which were seized by police on Monday morning.

Sources said police cases are pending against the family members of almost all the deceased anti-Posco activists.

Secretary of PPSS Sisir Mohapatra said since family members of the deceased are unwilling to go the police station, police should hand over the bodies to them at their doorsteps on humanitarian grounds.

Meanwhile, Paradip SDPO Bhabani Sankar Mishra said the bodies will be handed over to representatives of the family members after receiving undertakings from the latter.

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