Militants loot bank in Bijbehara


In yet another major robbery, terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir barged into a bank and looted cash on Monday. Police claimed the three were involved in several attacks on security personnel and bank robberies in South Kashmir.

Witnesses said that burqa clad armed men looted the bank on the gunpoint.

Sources said the militants were dressed in burkhas (veil), took them off once inside the bank, brandished their weapons and fled with the money. Such incidents had risen post the decision on demonetisation due to which terror groups faced a cash crunch. Efforts are on to nab the culprits, police said.

"Further investigations are going on", he added.

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"During the initial investigation, and with the help of CCTV footage, it was found that Hizbul Mujahideen militants are involved in this crime".

Over a dozen bank robberies have taken place in Kashmir after scrapping of old Rs 500 and 1000 notes in November past year.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police had earlier this month arrested a native from Uttar Pradesh, who was identified as Sandeep Kumar Sharma.