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.
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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