A section of prisoners in the high security area of the Coimbatore Central Prison observed a fast on Wednesday morning in protest against a section of the officials and quality of food provided to them.

Meanwhile, another group of seven prisoners climbed a tree top in protest against non-availability of beedis.

The prisoners, who went on a fast, accused the security staff of fleecing the family members who came to visit them.

Security officials held talks with them following which the agitations were withdrawn.

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