The bloody Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) mutiny in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh ended on Friday (25 May) when the last rebel garrison surrendered after days of fighting.
GV & GV TILT DOWN EXTERIOR & INTERIOR Jehangirabad fort (2 shots)
MV PAN Rabel PAC
SCU PAN Inspector General reviewing rebels at attention (2 shots)
SCU PAN & SV Inspector General speaking with hostages (officers) (3 shots)
MV Troops bringing in captured weapons and ammunition (2 shots)
SV TILT UP MV & GV Troops inspecting ammunition and weapons (4 shots)
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Background: The bloody Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) mutiny in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh ended on Friday (25 May) when the last rebel garrison surrendered after days of fighting. Over 40 people were killed.
More than 300 members of the PAC, who had been holding out in a palace-fort at Jehangirabad, 20 miles (30 kms) from the Uttar Pradesh capital of Lucknow, laid down their arms and freed 17 of their officers who had been held as hostages.
The PAC mutiny began on Tuesday (22 May) when the Indian Army was ordered to take over PAC armouries throughout Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state.
The uprising was a dramatic indication of the extent of economic discontent throughout India, which is suffering severs inflation, industrial stagnation and the biggest drought and famine for decades.
The discontent is also widespread among the police service in the country. A police constable takes home between 100-and 180 rupees (approximately GBP5 to GBP10 sterling) a month.
SYNOPSIS: Calm returned to the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, as the last Provincial Armed Constabulary fort at Jehangirabad surrendered on Friday.
The surrender of more than 300 members of the rebel police -- some of whom are seen here at attention -- at Jehangirabad ended four days of bloody fighting in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state. Over forty people were killed.
During the mutiny, which began on Tuesday, seventeen officers at the fort....seen here talking to the Inspector General...were held as hostages by the rebel Provincial Armed Cons tabularly.
The uprising was a dramatic indication of the extent of economic discontent throughout India, which is suffering severe inflation and the biggest drought and famine in decades.
Although all the rebel police have laid down their arms, discontent is still prevalent among the police service throughout the country. A police constable takes home between one hundred and one hundred and eighty Indian rupees a month, which is less than ten pounds sterling.