Suspected militants on Thursday looted a bank branch in Pulwama district of south Kashmir and fired several rounds before fleeing with cash.
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.
Visuals from the site: Bank looted by terrorists in Arihal area of J&K’s Pulwama. pic.twitter.com/6X1dlmvd0U— ANI (@ANI_news) December 8, 2016
As per ANI, they managed to get away with Rs 13.38 lakh from the bank.
Terrorists looted Rs 13.38 lakh (2.23 lakh in old denomination notes, 11.15 lakh in new notes) from the bank in Arihal area of J&K’s Pulwama— ANI (@ANI_news) December 8, 2016
This is second incident of looting of a bank in Kashmir in a month.
The gunmen fired five to six rounds before escaping from the spot, he said, adding, bank officials were counting the cash to determine the amount of money the gunmen have taken.
On November 21, militants had decamped with Rs 13 lakh from a bank branch in Charar-e-Sharief area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district.