Prisoners withdraw agitation, normalcy restored in Beur Jail

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Patna, Dec 18 (UNI) Normalcy was restored in Beur Central Jail premises after its inmates withdrew their fast unto death agitation to protest the alleged suicide of their co-inmate.

IG(Prison) Sandeep Poundrik told UNI tonight that after assurance by the officers to redress their grievances, the agitating inmates withdrew their agitation.

A raid was also conducted in the jail premises during which some mobile sets and CDs were recovered, Mr Poundrik said adding an inquiry would be conducted to ascertain how these articles reached there despite stringent surveillance.

To a query, Mr Poundrik said some of the inmates could not be produced before various courts in connection with criminal cases pending against them due to agitation of the prisoners.

Earlier, hundreds of Maoist guerillas went on a rampage inside the high security jail here protesting the death of a co-inmate and supply of 'bad quality' food.

Members of the guerilla outfit turned violent and went berserk inside the jail premises. They vandalised the kitchen and beat up the jail staff, who tried to resist.

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