Several prisoners, including some police personnel were injuredduring clashes between police and jail inmates inside Baramulla district jail on Tuesday.
The prisoners, according to reports, attempted to set ablaze the main gate of the jail which was extinguished by the cops.
According to reports, clashes broke out after one of the prisoner complained that he was not offered proper health care despite repeatedly complaining of pain during urination.
"Several jail inmates suffered injuries during the clashes as two prisoners were shifted to Baramulla district hospital from where they were discharged after being provided treatment."
Senior Superintendent of Police Baramulla while confirming the report of clashes between police and jail inmates said "clashes broke out due to delay in providing medical help to one of the prisoner".
As per the press release issued by Baramulla police, the clashes broke out at around 12 pm over some administrative issue.
"The protesting jail inmates attacked the jail staff and damaged jail property including surveillance cameras. Some of the jail inmates also damaged the wall of district jail by extracting the bricks and even tried to set fire the main gate of the jail which was later extinguished with the help of fire services. Two jail inmates and four cops were injured during these clashes," reads the press release.
"A case vide FIR NO 347 of 2016 under section 307, 147,148,149,224,511,435,427,336 RPC has been registered in police station Baramulla on the written complaint of Assistant superintendent district jail Baramulla," added the police statement.