Inmates of a jail in Srinagar burnt their barracks after the authorities tried to shift some of them outside Kashmir valley on Thursday night. The police said they have rushed more forces to control the situation.
Sporadic violence at the high-security central jail continued through the night, with reports of gas cylinder explosions, sources said.
The inmates burnt a temporary shelter and tried to come to the outer cordon of the jail, police said, according to news agency PTI.
The jail has some 480 inmates. The police had to use pellet guns on the inmates to prevent the violence from spreading, a senior officer said. Two of the prisoners were injured.
The situation has been brought under control.