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Riots at Srinagar jail, inmates set ablaze temporary shelter to try and escape

The inmates burnt a temporary shelter and tried to come to the outer cordon of the jail located in the downtown area of the city.

Riots break out inside central jail in Srinagar; inmates burn shelter in protest with prison security Senior police officers and additional companies of the CRPF were rushed to the jail to bring the situation under control (Representational Image)

Riots broke inside a high security central jail in Srinagar on Thursday evening after rumours that some inmates were being shifted out of the Kashmir valley, officials said.

The inmates burnt a temporary shelter and tried to come to the outer cordon of the jail located in the downtown area of the city, they said.

Senior police officers and additional companies of the CRPF were rushed to the jail to bring the situation under control, the officials added.

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