Burqa-clad armed men rob bank in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag, loot lakhs of rupees

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New Delhi | Updated: July 31, 2017 9:11:20 PM

“Three to four masked gunmen entered Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch at Arwani in Anantnag district and decamped with cash from the premises,” an official told news agency PTI.

kashmir bank robbery, kashmir bank loot, bank robbery in kashmir, kashmir bank looted, bank looted in kashmir, bank robbed in kashmir anantnag“Three to four masked gunmen entered Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch at Arwani in Anantnag district and decamped with cash from the premises,” an official told news agency PTI. (Representative Image: Reuters)

A bank in Kashmir’s Anantnag district was robbed by at least three burqa-clad gunmen on Monday, India Today reported. The total amount of cash, believed to be in lakhs of rupees, is yet to be ascertained by bank officials. “Three to four masked gunmen entered Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch at Arwani in Anantnag district and decamped with cash from the premises,” an official told news agency PTI.

ANI reports that terrorists managed to take away cash worth over Rs 5 lakh cash. 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. On June 7, police had foiled an attempt by unknown armed persons to loot a bank in Pulwama’s Wanpora area.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police had earlier this month arrested a native from Uttar Pradesh, who was identified as Sandeep Kumar Sharma. He was accused of allegedly helping to fund Lashkar-e-Taiba’s terror activities by looting banks and ATMs in the Valley. The police had also arrested two other LeT men in the operation. It claimed the three were involved in a number of attacks on security personnel and bank robberies in South Kashmir, Indian Express said.

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On May 3, terrorists had looted two banks in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. As per PTI report, about four terrorists entered the Wahibugh branch of Elaquai Dehati Bank in the district in the afternoon and looted about Rs 3-4 lakh at gunpoint before fleeing, the police had said.

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