Protests and scuffle erupted between prisoners and prison security in Central Jail Srinagar Thursday late evening after jail imates objected to carry out “repair and reinforcement inside a barrack” by the authorities.
Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh, who is also DG Prisons, told KNS that some inmates instigated others to stop the repair and reinforcement works inside a barrack.
*“Others (jail inmates) joined and resorted to some violent acts inside on the jail staff. Also set some place on fire. Fire tenders are on the spot and working,”* the DG said, adding that DIG Police Central Kashmir Range, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar and SSP Srinagar are on the spot to assess the situation.(KNS)