MALDA, 10 APRIL: 27 inmates of district correctional home today started hunger strike demanding bail. The correctional home authorities have conceded the event and informed that those inmates were being pursued to lift the hunger strike and partial success had been obtained.
It has been learnt from sources that all those inmates were arrested for peddling fake currencies. They demanded that they were not being granted the bail and resolved to indulge into hunger strike from this morning.
The superintendent of the district correctional home Debashis Chakraborty said: “We haven’t known about their demands officially but learnt that they started hunger strike with the demand of being released on bail.” “Though 27 inmates started hunger strike this morning, we have succeeded in successfully pursuing 19 of them so far but other eight inmates have not yet taken food or tiffin,” Mr Chakraborty said. He informed that medical check up of those inmates was done and monitoring was being made by the correctional home authorities.
“As 19 inmates have already broken their hunger strike, we hope that other eight too would lift their strike soon,” said Mr Chakraborty who was in Kolkata today to attend an official meeting.