Punjab: Heavy Firing in Gurdaspur jail as prisoners clash, city on high alert


The encounter took place on Gurdaspur Jail of Punjab on Friday.  The reports revealed that groups of prisoners today started violence inside the jail premises today.

In the violence, several prisoners got wounded inside the Gurdaspur jail. After the incident, the police officials stopped firing and made the situation better.

When the other police officials were informed, they rushed to the spot. Other police forces reached to Gurdaspur jail to control the prisoners.

The inmates destroyed several barracks in the jail and damaged several government properties.

The reason for violence was not revealed yet. Heavy force has deployed in the Gurdaspur jail.

The District Collector has requested the officials to do investigation into the matter. The investigation will be conducted by a sub-divisional magistrate.

In January, the city witnessed terrorist attack last year when Pakistani terrorists attacked on the Dinanagar police station.

The city is on high alert in the wake of clashes in jail.