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Prisoners at Larkana Jail free 5 policemen after talks

LARKANA:  The prisoners at Larkana Jail ended their protest and freed five policemen they had taken as hostage after assurance from the jail authorities, ARY News reported Saturday.

The prisoners revolted against what they described as 'misbehavior' of the jail superintendent and other officials and took five policemen hostage.

The protesting prisoners scaled the roofs of jail barracks and took five policemen Hubdar Golo, Amjad Mangan, Jaffar Rahojo, Wazeer Chandio and Hameed Sandelo as hostage.

The negotiations between the jail administration and prisoners continued for two hours at a mosque in the jail and deputy Jail Superintendent Maqsood Qureshi assured them they won’t be treated unfairly in the future. The prisoners then ended their protest and released the five detained cops.

Earlier, the inmates had also captured four wireless telephone sets.

Revolting prisoners complained that Jail Superintendent Afaq Rizvi and other jail officials misbehaved with prisoners and deprived them from legitimate facilities allowed by the government.

Heavy contingents of police have surrounded the jail after the prisoners' revolt.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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Prisoners at Larkana Jail free 5 policemen after talks

by Azhar Khan