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Gunmen loot Rs 3 lakh from bank in Shopian
SRINAGAR, Feb 16: Unidentified gunmen today looted Rs three lakh cash from the branch of a Jammu and Kashmir Bank at Turkawangum area in Shopian district.

Reports said three unidentified gunmen barged into the J&K Bank branch and before looting the cash, fired at least four rounds in the air, thus creating panic in the area and the Bank staff. The gunmen hurriedly picked up the cash from the counter and fled from the spot.

A police party that rushed to the spot shortly after the incident came under heavy stone-pelting attack. Confirming the incident SSP Tahir Saleem told media that police vehicles that rushed towards the spot of incident were attacked by youth.

He added that gun wielding gunmen entered into the bank, resorted to firing in air and looted Rs three lakhs. “We have called a suspect for questioning. An FIR vide number 6/2017 under section 452, 492, 34 RPC, 7/27 Arms Act and 16 Unlawful Act has been registered and investigation has been taken up,” Tahir Saleem said.

News Updated at : Friday, February 17, 2017
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