Two gangsters died and their third accomplice was injured during a clash inside the Goindwal Central Jail on Sunday. This is not the first incident of security breach inside the prison, which has remained in limelight for wrong reasons since its opening in December 2021. The inmates were allegedly attacked inside the jail were facing several criminal cases, including of a high profile killing of Punjabi singer and politician Sidhu Moose Wala. Before Sunday’s incident there were repeated wake up calls for authorities of the prison and the state government regarding major security chinks. In January, notorious gangster Deepak Tinu, also accused in Sidhu Moose Wala’s killing case, along with his associates had attacked their three fellow inmates. Similarly in October, special task force (STF) had busted a nexus of gangsters who were operating from inside the jail. Jail officials have been blaming inadequate arrangements and lack of staff for controlling the situation.
Today: December 2, 2023