Anantnag, July 31 : After a brief hiatus, unknown armed men looted a branch of Jammu Kashmir Bank at Arwani area of Bijbehara town in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
According to bank staffers, armed men were donning burqa who entered into the branch and looted Rs five lakh twenty thousand.
Shortly after looting the bank, the gunmen fled from the spot.
Reports said that government forces have cordoned off the area and a search operation was launched to nab the robbers.
Unknown armed men have looted several branches of different banks in Kashmir Valley from past several months while police have blamed militants for such loot.
Meanwhile, a police handout said that: “HM militants barged into J&K Bank branch Arwani in the jurisdiction of Police Station Bijbehara, Anantnag today in the afternoon and looted about rupees 5.20 lacs.
“Anantnag police has registered a case and investigation was set into motion. During the initial investigation and with the help of CCTV footage, it was found that HM militants are involved in this crime. Efforts are on to nab the culprits.” (CNS)