Bank Manager Survives Murder Bid In Pattan

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Srinagar-  Branch manager of Grameen Bank, who hails from Dehradun, escaped unhurt after suspected militants fired at him in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday, police said this evening. In an unrelated incident during the same period, a soldier’s bullet riddled body was found outside an army camp in the Uri area of the same district.

“Today morning, Police received information that terrorists tried to attack outsider bank manager in Pattan area of Baramulla. Senior police officers reached at the spot to ascertain the facts,” a police spokesperson said in a statement.

Preliminary investigation revealed that militants tried to attack Vivek Kumar son of Ashok Kumar of Dehradun, Uttarakhand at present Dhobiwan Kunzer and working as Manager of Grameen Bank at Goshbugh Pattan. However, he said, militants could not succeed. “He is unhurt, safe and sound,” the spokesperson said.

Accordingly, he said, a case (FIR No. 282/2022) under relevant sections of law stands has been registered at Police Station Pattan and further investigation has been initiated.

In a separate incident an army soldier died of gunshot wounds under mysterious circumstances in Boniyar area of Baramulla district on Monday. Possibility of him having committed suicide and reasons under that eventuality are being also investigated, official sources said.

They said the soldier identified as Rahul Bhagat son of Anand Bhagat of Maharashtra was found in a pool of blood with gunshot wounds on his chest inside the toilet of a garrison in Boniyar. GNS quoting a police official said that inquest proceedings under 174 CrPC have been initiated. “Body has taken into custody for autopsy and other medico-legal formalities.”

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