Violence in Gorakhpur jail: 4 security personnel among 6 injured  

Violence in Gorakhpur jail: 4 security personnel among 6 injured   


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Gorakhpur :  Violence broke out inside the district jail today and the prisoners indulged in ransacking the jail property even manhandled the security personnel, following death of an inmate last night. Jail authorities said here that four jail security personnel were beaten up by the prisoners , who have been admitted to the hospital. Two prisoners were also injured in the violence. The situation was very tense and in order to control the situation, the authorities had to call PAC inside the jail and even snapped the electricity. The security personnel caned the prisoners and lobbed tear gas to send them back in the barracks. Reports also said during the raid by the officials yesterday, around 130 mobile phones were recovered from the possession of the prisoners which led to today's violence. However the prisoners alleged that the death of one of the inmate was due to the highhandedness of the authorities. District Magistrate Sandhya Tiwari and SSP Ramlal Verma were camping in the jail. A probe has been ordered by the district authorities on the violence.

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