Gunman loot more than 5 lakh cash from J&K Bank

Kelley Robertson
August 1, 2017

Gunmen wearing burqa, a head-to-toe veil worn by women, raided a bank and looted ₹5 lakh cash in Anantnag's Arwani area on Monday.

"Three to four burqa-clad gunmen entered the Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch at Arwani in Anantnag District and decamped with Rs 5.20 lakh cash", a police official said.

He said another militant had his face covered and was not carrying the weapon. Special police teams have been formed to nab the culprits involved into the crime.

He said after looting the bank, the militants fled from the spot.

Immediately after the bank robbery, police, CRPF and army men laid siege around the area to track down the bank robbers.

"Further investigations are going on", he added.

Kashmir witnessed a surge in bank looting cases ever since demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8 a year ago. As per eyewitnesses' accounts, the three militants entered the bank in the early hours of the day.

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