Tihar Jail officials suspend two staffers involved in drunken brawl after video goes viral

New Delhi: A video of two Tihar jail staffers coming to blows allegedly under the influence of alcohol has gone viral online, following which the prison authorities have suspended the duo.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"Head warder Anil Upreti and warder Digambar were captured on a video fighting under the influence of alcohol following which they have been suspended and an enquiry has been set up to probe the whole incident," said Additional IG (Prisons) Mukesh Prasad.

Upreti is posted in the CCTV room and Digambar at Jail No.7 of the prison. They were captured on a video fighting inside a car on the night of 1 February.

Drawn by the commotion, people gathered around the vehicle and somebody in the crowd captured the incident on a mobile phone.