Pakistan: Riot breaks out in Gujarat Jail, prisoners escape prison, set dorm on fire; visuals surface

Several prisoners and police officers were hurt during the fighting, and the district prison also heard gunshots.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 12:45 PM IST
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Pakistan: Riot breaks out in Gujarat Jail, prisoners escape prison, set dorm on fire; visuals surface |

Several detainees and police officers were hurt in fights that broke out at the Gujrat district jail, according to ARY News on Monday. Details indicate that when fights between convicts and guards at the Gujrat district jail broke out, the prisoners set fire to a number of dorms and scaled their roofs.

Several prisoners and police officers were hurt during the fighting, and the district prison also heard gunshots. Following the information, a significant police presence arrived at the scene and took over the jail.

No casualties have yet been reported, according to a statement from the police, and the fire has been put out.

The police added that because senior police officials were on the scene, the riot would soon be brought under control.

Aware of the occurrence, interim Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Mohsin Naqvi has directed the Commissioner of Gujarat and the Regional Police Officer (RPO) to travel to the district jail.

Clashes were broke out in 2020 as well

Clashes broke out between the police and inmates at the Gujrat District Jail earlier in 2020 when the latter took control of the jail grounds, wounding two police officers.

The prisoners at the district jail in Gujrat used force and scaled the prison walls. They burned down barracks and caused structural damage to the institution.

Two police officers working at the prison were hurt as a result of the assault, and they were taken to a hospital for treatment.

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