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Prisoners and officials in Meerut jail clash

At least a dozen people, including the jailer and deputy jailer, were on Wednesday injured at the Meerut jail here in a clash between prisoners and officials.

Police had to resort to firing to bring the situation under control. Along with police officials, PAC and RAF jawans were also present on the spot.

“The clash began after some prisoners started beating the jail officials. The rioting prisoners also set ablaze the common mess using gas cylinders from the kitchen. We are trying to bring the situation under control,” District Magistrate Vikas Gotalwal said adding that a judicial inquiry will be carried out.

“Those injured have been taken to the hospital,” he said.

According to sources, the prisoners were angry at the jail officials as the latter had beaten up one of them two days ago. Even yesterday, some visiting police officials had resorted to beating up some prisoners, the sources said.
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