Clash in Punjab jail: IGP visits Kapurthala prison

Last Updated: Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 20:04

Kapurthala: Punjab`s Inspector General of
Police (Jails) Jagjit Singh on Saturday visited the district prison
here following a clash between inmates and jail wardens on
Thursday.

He met the jail staff and inmates to take stock of the
situation arising out of the clash that left two wardens and
five prisoners injured.

Indiscipline was the main reason behind the clash, Singh
said adding prisoners involved in attacking and injuring the
jail wardens had been shifted to Patiala and Bathinda jails.

A case against four prisoners involved in hooliganism in
the jail had been registered, police said.

SP (Jails) Sikander Singh said peace had been restored
in the jail and four prisoners who sustained minor injuries
were discharged from hospital after treatment.

Prisoner Pritam Singh and jail warden Balbir Singh were
recuperating in the civil hospital and their condition was
stable, he said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 20:04

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