Berhampore (WB): Nearly 1,300 prisoners
lodged in Berhampore Central jail here on Sunday went on an
indefinite hungerstrike in protest against the `poor quality`
of food and other allied problems.
In view of the prevailing tension, security has been
tightened, police said.
Murshidabad district magistrate Pervez Ahmed Siddiqui
said he had sent two officers to study the situation inside
The IG (prison) is also likely to visit the prison to
assess the situation, officials said.