Kashmir: Suspected militants loot bank in Pulwama, flee with over Rs 11 lakh in new notes

Suspected militants on Thursday looted a bank branch in Pulwama district of south Kashmir and fled with Rs 13.38 lakh, including Rs 11.15 lakh in new notes.
Kashmir, militants, Pulwama, JK Bank Source: ANI
India TV News Desk Srinagar December 08, 2016 15:45 IST

In a daring heist, suspected militants on Thursday looted a bank branch in Pulwama district of south Kashmir and fled with Rs 13.38 lakh, including Rs 11.15 lakh in new notes. 

The terrorists fired several rounds before fleeing with cash, police said. 

Four masked gunmen barged into the Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch at Arihal in Pulwama district and took away cash at gunpoint, a police official said. 

The gunmen fired five to six rounds before escaping from the spot, he said.

 

This is second incident of looting of a bank in Kashmir in a month. 

On November 21, militants had decamped with Rs 13 lakh from a bank branch in Charar-e-Sharief area of central Kashmir Budgam district.

 
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