1 killed, 35 hurt in clash at Ludhiana Central Jail; CM orders probe

LUDHIANA: An inmate of the Ludhiana Central Jail was killed and 35 injured when a clash broke between two groups of gangsters Thursday, prompting police to open fire to bring the situation under control.

A senior police officer was among those injured in the mayhem at the Punjab jail.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered a magisterial inquiry by the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner, an official release stated.

He has asked for a detailed probe to identify the instigators, making it clear that strict action would be taken against the culprits.

The trouble started soon after a jail inmate, undergoing a trial in a drug case, died at a Patiala hospital Thursday. DCP Ashwani Kapoor said Sunny Sood was referred to a Patiala hospital due to illness Wednesday, where he died. (AGENCIES)