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Two Tihar inmates injured in ‘clash’, third such case at prison in two weeks

Two Tihar inmates sustained a number of accidents after they allegedly attacked one another with sharp objects. Considered one of them, aged 33, was rushed to a hospital by jail guards after they discovered the lads mendacity on the bottom with stab accidents.

A jail official stated the incident came about Saturday night and the lads are steady. An enquiry is being performed.

That is the third incident within the final two weeks of inmates attacking one another with sharp objects or knives contained in the jail.

Sources within the Delhi Police stated they’re wanting into the uptick in such circumstances.

On September 11, two inmates — Naresh Dutt and Brijesh alias Kalu — had been injured after seven to 10 males clashed inside jail quantity three in Tihar. The combat began over an outdated enmity between native gangs.

Dutt and Kalu sustained accidents on their stomach and chest.

A day later, one other combat broke out at jail quantity three and one Vikas Dhull was attacked by inmate Vikas Chopra. Officers stated Chopra used a surgical blade to stab Dhull.

Sandeep Goel, Delhi Prisons DG, stated inmates injured in all these circumstances had been rushed to DDU hospital in time and discharged later.

Officers acknowledged that safety inside jails, particularly Tihar, has turn into an enormous problem.

A senior police officer from the Western Vary confirmed the circumstances and stated they may conduct an investigation in opposition to the inmates and jail staffers concerned.

“We are able to solely lodge complainants and conduct an enquiry however safety of all inmates will not be underneath our jurisdiction. Jail officers should take preventive measures. How can inmates procure such weapons from inside jails?” stated the officer.

The officer additionally pointed to the homicide of 28-year-old gangster Ankit Gujjar inside Tihar jail in August this yr. A preliminary enquiry within the case had revealed negligence of jail staffers and involvement of no less than 4 jail officers.

“Two different inmates had been injured. Now we have discovered that a couple of jail staffers assist inmates get weapons. Now we have requested senior jail superintendents to conduct common checks contained in the prisons to keep away from such clashes,” stated the officer.

Responding to the allegations, jail officers stated weekly checks are performed in any respect three jails — Tihar, Mandoli and Rohini. The inhabitants contained in the jails is greater than 20,000 and inmates typically break home windows or use kitchen materials or furnishings as weapons.

“We do take satisfactory measures to maintain such incidents underneath test,” stated DG Goel.

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