Additional Sessions Judge sentenced the accused Jaipal, a resident of Mangolpuri, to 10 years in jail.
Convinced that Posco will never make it, villagers are readying to put up betel vines on land the government had acquired two years ago.
The company said it would “close down the services of the engineering centre by the end of March, 2015.
The police have registered a case against the accused under the POCSO Act and arrested him.
Venture likely to produce 3 million tonnes of steel per annum.
The ministry officials attribute the failure of the JV on Posco’s insistence on running the operations and having over 50 per cent stake in the JV company.
Subhash Parmar, a resident of Ishanpur, was found guilty of raping a minor girl in the Panchmahals on Feb 4, 2013.
Public Prosecutor Irfan Ahmad did not respond to requests for comment.
Defence counsel had moved the application on May 1 and cited the victims’ pre-school certificate as a ground.
Victim’s mother took no time in approaching the police.
The girl alleged that during Holi celebrations, the official held her hand and allegedly used force to take her to a secluded spot.
This refers to ‘Curtains on Saifai event as stars praise CM, Mulayam’ (IE, January 10).
The new Environment Minister, Veerappa Moily, plays down change from his predecessors though adding that he has never believed in putting off things.
Posco signed the deal with the Odisha government in 2005 and the project had been strongly backed by both Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Wants clearance in time for President Park to take part in ground-breaking function during her visit.