Militants strike two more Kashmir banks, decamp with Rs 6 lakh

Srinagar: Militants on Wednesday looted two banks in Jammu and Kashmir and decamped with a total of 6 lakh. Four such incidents took place in three days with the militants at first storming a bank at Pulwama district in south Kashmir and decamped with around Rs 3-4 lakh in cash. In another incident, a branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank was looted according to India Today with more details yet to come in.

The four armed militants entered the Wahibugh branch of the Elaquai Dehati Bank at around 1.50 pm and fled after
looting the money at gunpoint, a police official said.

Militants loot Kashmir bank. PTI

Militants loot Kashmir bank. PTI

He said the bank employees informed the police and a case has been registered.

A police party rushed to the scene and a hunt was launched to arrest the culprits and recover the stolen money,
the official said.

On Tuesday, unidentified gunmen barged into the Yaripora branch of the same bank and took away Rs 65,000.

On 1 May, militants attacked a cash van of Jammu and Kashmir Bank and shot dead five policemen and two bank security guards in Damhal Hanji Pora area of Kulgam district in south Kashmir.

The policemen and security guards were returning to the district headquarters after delivering cash at a bank branch.

The ultras had also looted four service rifles from the deceased cops.


Published Date: May 03, 2017 04:01 pm | Updated Date: May 03, 2017 04:22 pm


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