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UP: Cops among 50 injured as inmates clash in Deoria jail

Around 20 to 25 police personnel and an equal number of jail inmates received injuries after prisoners in Deoria jail went on rampage over a trivial issue here on Tuesday.

lucknow Updated: Apr 27, 2016 12:35 IST
HT Correspondent

Around 20 to 25 police personnel and an equal number of jail inmates received injuries after prisoners in Deoria jail went on rampage over a trivial issue here on Tuesday.

The dispute broke out between jail staff and inmates after some psychotropic substance was recovered during a routine checking on Tuesday morning, police said. The prisoners damaged several barracks, took possession of LPG cylinders kept in mess and clashed with police.

An under-construction toilet on the jail premises provided rampaging inmates enough bricks to throw at the policemen, said SP Prabhakar Chowdhary.

To control the situation, police had to fire in air, use water cannons and cane charge the unruly prisoners.

The incident took place early morning shortly after the routine parade, said the SP.

Jail superintendent Rang Bahadur Patel, who reached the spot after hearing the news, was chased away by the rampaging inmates.

The injured have been admitted to the district hospital where condition of one of the constables is said to be critical.

While the situation is under control, heavy police force has been deployed on the jail premises.

District magistrate Aneeta Shrivastava said security personnel from five police station and PAC men were rushed to control the situation.