TNN | Dec 1, 2013, 01
After his release from jail, Sahoo criticized the police, alleging that they framed him with an ulterior motive. “The fight against Posco would be restarted with renewed vigour. It would go on till it reaches its logical conclusion,” said Sahoo. The movement against Posco had considerably weakened following his absence.
Police had arrested Sahoo on charges of murder, kidnapping, assaulting and preventing government officials from entering villages.
Police had first arrested Sahoo on October 12, 2008, at Bhutamundai in Jagatsinghpur district while he was returning to Dhinkia, a bastion of anti-Posco movement, from Bhubaneswar in a car. He was released from jail on bail on August 20, 2009.
He was again arrested on November 25, 2011, at Nuapokhari near Ersama in Jagatsinghpur district. He was released on bail on March 16, 2012.