Gunmen Loot J&K Bank In Budgam, Third Bank Robbery In 12 Days

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Srinagar: Unknown gunmen on Wednesday decamped with a 12-bore rifle and approximately Rs 2 lakh in cash from a bank branch in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Around 3:00 pm, some masked gunmen entered the Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch at Chandapora in central Kashmir district and fired some shots into the wall of the building, a police official said.

He said the gunmen decamped with approximately Rs 2 lakh and one 12-bore rifle of the branch guard.

Police have started investigations and a hunt has been launched to trace them, the official said.

Earlier, on March 16 last, three armed robbers had looted Rs 3.5 lakh from a Grameen Bank branch at Panzinara Srinagar.

Prior to it, on March 12, a Grameen Bank branch at Ogmuna-Kunzer are of Tangmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district was robbed of Rs 2.24 lakh.


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