BENGALURU: Three prisoners were injured after a fight erupted between two groups inside the Parappana Agrahara central prison on Monday evening.
The injured have been identified as Jagadeesh alias KRS Jagga, who is an undertrial under the Goonda Act, and his associates Basavaraj and Chetan. The prison sources said the trio picked up a fight with Jaffer Iqbal, a convict in the Hubballi church blast case, and his associates.
A senior official said the fight broke out around 5.30 pm when one of the associates of Iqbal entered the Ganesh temple on the prison premises with chappals on to retrieve a ball which went inside the temple while they were playing cricket. The inmates had made special arrangement at the Ganesha temple in view of Diwali. Jagadeesh and his associates objected to it and picked up a fight. This led to a clash between both the groups.
“Iqbal and his associates rained blows on Jagadeesh and his associates. The prison staff and other inmates rushed and separated both the groups. Jagadeesh, Basavaraju and Chetan, who sustained minor injuries, were treated at the hospital on the jail premises,” the police said.
However, Chief Superintendent of the Prison Krishna Kumar said, “Both Iqbal and Jagadeesh have psychological issues. They were kept in the security block. Around 7 pm, both of them came out for dinner and while walking in the corridor, they started fighting with each other for no reason.”