Riots break out in the Central Jail in Srinagar’s, J&K when some rumors spread in the valley regarding the shifting of inmates out of Kashmir Valley. According to the official reports, the jail inmates were protesting against the newly built barrack in which they also burnt a temporary shelter. Police said, “There were no casualties or injuries.”
Dibagh Singh, who is the director general of Police said, “Some inmates instigated others to stop the repair and reinforcement works inside a barrack.” Two inmates are suspected to be injured and at least three barracks of the building have suffered damages as the cylinder blast incident took out place.
Keeping the incidents in priority bases, authorities have blocked the old parts of the city which includes Srinagar, Anantnag and Kulgam districts. Also, internet services have been shut down in these areas. On Thursday evening when some inmates were shifted from one barrack to others within the Jail, there were rumors spread inside the jail that they have been shifting outside the Kashmir Valley.
Police officers holding senior positions including the DIG, SSP Srinagar besides deputy commissioner tried to control the situation. Also, some of CRPF authorities have rushed down to the jail to control the situation. Though the fire has been bought under the control still there are hue and cries in the jail. CCTV cameras that are inserted in the jail also got damaged. Though the Government forces tried to control the situation by firing at the spot still the things are not normal. However, two inmates got killed in the process.