Srinagar: Violent protests broke out on Thursday evening inside the high-security central jail in Srinagar reportedly over some construction work at a barrack.
Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh, who is also DG Prisons, said some inmates instigated others to stop the repair and reinforcement works inside a barrack, news agency KNS reported.
Senior police officers and additional companies of the CRPF were rushed to the jail to bring the situation under control, the officials added.
Meanwhile, authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar City to maintain law and order. Mobile internet services were also barred.
Jamia Masjid is also closed for Friday prayers.
By Muzamil Bhat