A day after nocturnal clashes at Central Jail Srinagar, the senior superintendent of police (SSP) Central Jail Saturday stated that the state of affairs turned into delivered underneath manage an investigation into the problem has been taken up.
In an announcement, the SSP Central Jail Srinagar stated that the problem changed into the notice of DGP prisons, district magistrate Srinagar, deputy inspector standard of police Central Kashmir, and the senior superintendent of police (SSP) Srinagar, and different officers who monitored the scenario. “The state of affairs remained stressful for the complete night time, and in the morning district Justice of the Peace Srinagar, DIG primary Kashmir variety and SSP Srinagar went in the prison and with their tense efforts the scenario as added underneath control,” the announcement stated. “The police have taken up the consciousness of the heavy loss of presidency assets, and the problem is beneath investigation.”
The SSP critical Jail stated that as has been found through the traveling groups of J&K judiciary and the national women fee and additionally kingdom human rights commission, the existing infrastructure available in primary jail Srinagar is more than a century vintage. “Subsequently, the upkeep work is being done frequently with a purpose to accommodate the prisoners with dignity,” the statement said. “It was the efforts positioned forth employing the branch that four new barracks had been accredited and creation became in full swing, and two barracks had been surpassed over to this group inside the shortest span of time for lodgment of prisoners and hence prisoners lodged in old barrack number 1, were shifted to the newly built barrack with a purpose to begin the upkeep of barrack in query.”
“While venture the upkeep paintings of barrack #1 on April four, a few blind portions of the barrack changed into dismantled which changed into being utilized by the inmates to carry out their anti countrywide, unlawful activities. Suddenly, the prison inmates lodged within the adjacent barracks raised anti-country wide slogans, and within no time, given the antique and dilapidated structure of barracks broke out and locking handles, doorways, window panes, and ventilators and came out of their barracks and started pelting stones at the worker’s in addition to the workforce posted inside the prison,” the assertion stated.
“The workers and the body of workers had the surprising break out because the agitated/violent jail inmates inside the first example broke out the door of the prisoner’s mess and taking possession of greater than seven LPG cylinders which they put on the hearth at specific places. The inmates went berserk and started unfavorable the prison property. They set on fire prisoners’ mess, canteen barrack which got damaged absolutely,” it brought.