Caught on camera: Terrorists loot J&K's bank in Anantnag district

01 August, 2017, 23:01 | Author: Jeannette Greene
  • Masked militants loot Rs 5 lakh from J&K Bank (video)

Burqa clad gunmen, suspected to be Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, on Monday looted Rs 5.20 lakh from a bank in the Anantnag district in south Kashmir, the police said.

Preliminary reports suggested that gunmen stepped inside a J&K Bank branch in Arwani, near Bijbehara. Several branches of different banks in the Kashmir valley have been robbed by unidentified armed men in the past several months. 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. There have been a dozen bank robberies in Kashmir, especially in southern districts since last November.

In May, five Jammu and Kashmir policemen and two guards from a private company were killed when terrorists attacked a bank vehicle in Kulgam. Minutes later, a masked man, who was standing guard outside the branch, also joined the robbers, before all three escaped from the spot.The robbery was caught on the CCTV camera installed inside the branch.


He said militants looted Rs 5.20 lakhs from the bank on the gunpoint. Efforts are on to nab the culprits, police said.

"We are investigating the matter", said the police.

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