A video of jail inmates brandishing a gun inside Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district jail has gone viral. The home and prison department officials claim that the firearm visible in video is made of clay.
Officials claimed that the firearm visible in the viral video of two prisoners — Gaurav Pratap Singh alias Ankur and Amrish Rawat — was not the real one. They said Ankur was a painter and he had made the toy firearm with clay and coloured it with black paint to pose with it.
The officials, however, could not deny the presence of mobile phones inside Unnao jail as shown in the video.
While the prison administration claimed that the incident shown in the video dates back to February of this year, action has been taken against erring officials only after the top brass of the state home department took cognizance of the viral video showing two inmates flaunting what seem to be pistols.
UP: Unnao Jail inmates brandish gun; officials say “it’s clay toy” pic.twitter.com/SvgpqnV2Kx
— Newsd (@GetNewsd) June 27, 2019