UP: Jailer transferred over clash between inmates

Muzaffarnagar: Jailer of Muzaffarnagar district prison in Uttar Pradesh has been transferred to Lucknow on charges of negligence of duty in an incident of clash between two groups of inmates.

District Jailer R C Upadhya was transfered to Lucknow yesterday following an enquiry report into the incident of clash on March 8, officials said.

Several under-trial prisoners were injured when two groups of inmates clashed with each other in the district jail here.

Eight under-trials were also shifted to other jails in Meerut and Saharanpur, the officials said.

A case was registered by police against some prisoners found involved in the clash, they added.