Tihar staffers in brawl video; Jail says will suspend duo

Tihar staffers in brawl video; Jail says will suspend duo

A video of two Tihar jail staffers coming to blows allegedly under the influence of alcohol has gone viral online even as prison authorities said they have initiated the process of suspending the duo over the matter.

"We have taken serious note of the video and are ensuring strict action against the two jail staffers, head warder Anil Upreti and warder Digambar over their drunken brawl.

"Such an act is unbecoming of government servants and the process is underway to suspend them," said Mukesh Prasad, Additional IG (Prisons) and spokesperson for the Tihar prison complex.

Upreti is posted in the CCTV room and Digambar at Jail No.7 of the prison. They were captured in a video thrashing each other inside a car. The incident took place on the night of February 1 when the duo started hitting each other inside a stationary car in Janakpuri area.

Drawn by the commotion, people gathered around the vehicle and somebody in the crowd also captured a video clip of the incident on a mobile phone. That clip has gone viral online, prompting Tihar officials to say that action will be taken against the two jail staffers.

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