Srinagar: Unidentified assailants looted a Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Bank branch in Pulwama’s Arihal area.
As per reports, around 4 to 5 gunmen, believed to be militants, barged into the J&K Bank branch and looted around Rs 10 lakh. The gunmen also fired in area after looting the bank. Search operations have been launched. Gunshots were fired in a vehicle.
According to reports, a similar attempt was foiled when gunmen tried to loot money at the Poshkar branch of Jammu and Kashmir bank in Budgam district.
Earlier in November, robbers looted over Rs 34 lakh from branch in Sarthal area and also made a vain attempt in another branch of the Bank at Nawapachi area of the district overnight.
In another incident from last month, Rs 12 lakh were looted from the Budgam branch of Jammu and Kashmir bank. The police later arrested few overground workers of LeT for the crime.