Hoshiarpur jail : Gangsters manhandled Policemen

By 18th July 2017 0 Comments

A group of gangsters and their supporters on Monday manhandled deputy superintendent of the central jail here by breaching the cordon of the high-security zone.Peeved at the isolation of one of the prisoners for violating jail norms, they jumped the security wall of the cell and pounced on deputy superintendent Harbhajan Singh, who was on a round of the premises.A number of inmates who came to the rescue of the officer were also manhandled.On Sunday, the jail authorities had isolated convict Gurpreet Singh alias Ladi, who is undergoing a sentence in an attempt to murder case, when he over-ruled their directives regarding security.Sources said he was using a mobile phone and refused to move inside the barrack.Irked at his isolation, the inmates lodged in barrack numbers 12 and 13 went berserk and came out by scaling the walls. The offenders included gangster Daljit Singh Bhana.

The sources said since the security staff was inadequate to handle the assaulters, the authorities initially tackled the offenders mildly but once additional police force reached the premises, they were given a “sound bashing.”
Jail superintendent Vikramjit Singh Panthey was not in the jail premises when the incident took place. He was on an official visit to Chandigarh.Meanwhile, a complaint has been lodged in this connection with the city police station, seeking registration of a case against ten inmates.BLURB Deputy supdt Harbhajan Singh was on a round when inmates pounced on him in protest against isolation of one prisoner
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