Midnapore: Upset over the poor quality of food and other sub standard facilities provided in the jail for the past two months, Maoists lodged in Midnapore Central Jail clashed with jail staffs injuring twenty seven people, including six jail staff on Tuesday.

According to the officials, the reason for the Maoists losing their cool is the death of an undertrial prisoner, Kailash Das here on Monday night. In the clash head warden Deepak Kumar Baidya, was also injured.

Twenty one prisoners were also injured, said officials, adding that the injured have been rushed to the Midnapore Medical College Hospital.
Many high profile Maoists including PCPA (People's Committee Against Police Atrocities) leader Chattradhar Mahato are lodged in the Midnapore Central jail.