Riot, arson sparks firing in Kapurthala jail

Kapurthala-jail-riotOn Sunday afternoon in the new Modern jail on the outskirts of Kapurthala a action of firing was adopted by the jail staff after rioting and arson by prison inmates.

After this firing injured Prisoners were shifted to Civil Hospital Kapurthala. Some injured prisoners told the media that at least two inmates were killed in firing, but in the late evening Kapurthala deputy commissioner Dr Harkesh Singh Sidhu said that there was no casualty and 13 prisoners had been injured. According to the sources the rioting was started after a prisoner died for want of treatment so angry prisoner’s inmates trashed the jail doctor. But DC said that an ill prisoner was died in his barrack in the morning on Sunday after the treatment from the jail hospital after that the prisoners went on the rampage. He said that the prisoners had come out of the barracks. Sources said the prison inmates also attacked the jail staff. They even injured jail superintendent Surinder Singh Saini. He said that the arson was trying to break the inside gate of the jail so after that only prison security staff opened fire.

Gun shots continued till late night and a big blast was also heard, which occurred when prisoners threw a LPG cylinder in the fire. While senior jail and police officials also reached the prison, it was only around 3.30pm that police started bringing the out the injured who were rushed to the Civil Hospital.

DG (Prisons) Shashi Kant, Jalandhar Range DIG Parmod Ban also rushed to the jail.

According to the some reporter that prisoners had kept two bodies in a barrack and they were asking the jail officials that they would hand these over only before media but officials refused to oblige them. So in reaction of this they went on rampage.

Riot, arson sparks firing in Kapurthala jail

Report by Dushyant Tiwari