Police foil jail break attempt in Hubli

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Hubli, Feb 18 (PTI) Violence today erupted in asub-jail here as inmates clashed with security personneland made a vain bid to escape, leaving 27 prisoners and 24police personnel injured.

ADGP Prisons Kuchchanna Srinivas told reporters thatsome prisoners went on a rampage and indulged in stone peltingto protest the shifting of two undertrials from the jail toGulbarga this morning.

When police forces rushed in, the inmates peltedstones and even sprinkled chilly powder on their faces, whichthey had taken from the jail kitchen, Srinivas said.

The supporters of Rajani Bijwad and Durgappa Bijwad,who were arrested on charge of murdering a person inOctober last in the city and currently lodged in the sub-jail,also gathered outside the jail premises and indulged inviolence, forcing police to cane charge them.

Rajani, who has been injured, has been shifted to ahospital here and Durgappa has been moved to Gulbarga,Srinivas said.

Taking advantage of the trouble, some inmates tried toescape, but police foiled their attempt, he said.

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