Angry villagers protesting
against Posco''s $12-billion steel project in Orissa''s Dhinkia area today abducted
four Posco officials, three South Koreans and one Indian in the second kidnap
of the South Korean steel maker''s personnel.
May this year, three Indian executives were kidnapped in the same area, but later
freed following an assurance by POSCO that its staff would not visit the area
to the company, a four-member inspection team headed by a senior general manager
K S Choi were forcibly taken away by around 40-armed villagers. They were outside
their car inspecting the area, when the villagers abducted them a company spokesman
were taken to a village and are said to be unharmed. The company is aid to be
working towards their release.
has faced stif resistance from local villagers who do not want to be ousted from
their lands to make way for the steel project, the country''s single largest foreign