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Meerut: Violent clashes between jail inmates, authorities

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Apr 18, 2012 at 10:09am IST

Meerut: Violent clashes broke out between the inmates of the Meerut district jail and prison authorities on Wednesday. Gunfire was heard from inside the jail and eyewitnesses said they could see smoke billowing out from inside the premises.

Five people including the deputy jailer have been injured in the clashes. Sources say tension began after a guard hit an undertrial after recovering a lighter from him.

Following this, a group of inmates ganged up and set fire to an LPG cylinder and clashed with prison security.

Meerut: Clashes between jail inmates, authorities

Sources say tension began after a guard hit an undertrial after recovering a lighter from him.

The Additional Director General of Police for prisons confirmed that shots were fired in the air to reign in the inmates.

The SSP of Meerut reached the prison and tried to restore law and order inside the jail.

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