Burqa-clad militants loot J&K bank

01 August, 2017, 22:59 | Author: Sherri Guerrero
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Suspected militants loot more than Rs 5 lakh from a bank in Anantnag

According to police spokesperson Manoj Pandita, "Hizbul Mujahiddin terrorists barged into J&K Bank branch Arwani in the jurisdiction of Police Station Bijbehara, Anantnag today in the afternoon and looted about rupees 5.20 lakhs".

The robbers also fired some shots in air, they said. On July 11, the Jammu and Kashmir police had arrested three accused involved in bank robbery bid and weapon snatching that took place at Jammu and Kashmir Bank of Imam Sahab area.

A police spokesman said that initial investigation indicated that militants of Hizbul Mujahideen were involved in the bank robbery. "Two of them were wearing burqa while the third had covered his face", a police official said.

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Forces have reached the spot and an operation has been started nab the looters.

In June, terrorists in Pulwama took away an automated teller machine of a private bank that had Rs 5.40 lakh. The fresh robbery has come three months after several banks shifted the cash deposit and withdrawal departments of vulnerable branches to relatively safer areas in the restive south Kashmir region.


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