There was a clash between two groups in Tihar Jail in Delhi that led to seventeen people getting injured. On Thursday night, there were around seventeen prisoners who received injuries on their ears and hands too. Senior jail officials denied such clash reports stating that prisoners asked that they should be let out of their cells. The jail authorities did not grant them such permission so they inflicted injuries on themselves, as per the senior jail officials.
According to the jail authorities at around 1 am on the night they received a call from Tihar Jail #3. The call was about a clash between two groups. Six of the prisoners sustained minor injuries and were shows to the jail hospital. check this link right here now The eleven others received cuts on their ears and hands. They were taken to Safdarjung Hospital and were released on Friday. Police suspect that prisoners used surgical blades in the clash. As per the Hindustan Times, Vijay Kumar, DCP West said: “We have just received a complaint from jail authorities. We will look into it and register a case.”
On the other hand, Sudhir Yadav the Director General, Prisons, Sudhir Yadav, spoke about the previous night’s events. He said, “There was no clash. At around 11 pm, a prisoner in Kasturi Ward called jail officers claiming he was unwell. When our officer went to open the gate and get him outside, others also joined in and demanded that they are let off. When our officer refused, they banged their heads and inflicted injuries on themselves. It is not a clash and no blades were used.” He added that many prisoners in the Kasturi Ward create trouble in jail. Prisoners in this ward are not allowed to interact with others and are punished under jail rules.
Jail inmates also use blades from ceiling fans apart from surgical blades to kill themselves or attack others. Mandoli jail authorities have thus decided on other alternatives and remove fans as they also are difficult to maintain. The 17 injured prisoners were serving terms for crimes like murder and robbery. Jail officers also ordered an internal inquiry to investigate lapses by the jail administration.