Grameen Bank Branch ‘Looted’ In North Kashmir

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Srinagar: An unknown pistol-borne person on Friday afternoon looted a branch of Grameen Bank Branch in Ogmuna, Kunzer Tangmarg area of north-Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Reports said that a person made the heist at the bank branch and ran away with cash.

A police official said that as per bank officials the unknown gunman fired one pistol round in air this afternoon when most of the staff had gone to offer prayers. Later the gunman, as per bank staff, decamped with around Rs 2.24 lakh, the official said.

Talking to the media about the reported robbery, SSP Abdul Qayoom Manhas said the claim seems to be “suspicious and fishy although we are ascertaining the veracity of the complaint”.

The SSP said the branch manager claimed that he was away for Friday prayers when the robbery took place.

He added that there was no security guard deployed at the branch nor any CCTV camera was installed, which could have supported the manager’s claim.

The SSP further said that the manager also claimed that the pistol carrying robber had fired in the air.

“There is no evidence of gunshots as nobody sustained any bullet injury, nor there was any bullet mark on the surface around,” the officer added.

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