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Hizbul militants loot Rs 5 lakh from J-K Bank branch in Kashmir’s Anantnag

Police said the Hizbul militants, who were dressed in burkhas, looted Rs 5.2 lakh from the bank in Anantnag.

india Updated: Jul 31, 2017 17:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
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At least three masked gunmen looted a Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch in Anantnag district of Kashmir.(PTI File Photo)

Hizbul Mujahideen militants looted Rs 5.2 lakh after barging into a J-K Bank branch at Arwani in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday, police said.

“Anantnag police has registered a case and investigation is on,” a police spokesperson said.

During initial investigation and with the help of CCTV footage, it was found that Hizbul militants were involved in the crime. “Efforts are on to nab the culprits,” the spokesperson said.

Sources said the gunmen were dressed in burkhas, took them off once inside in bank branch, brandished their weapons and fled with the money.

A PTI report quoted a police official as saying that there were at least three to four masked gunmen.

First Published: Jul 31, 2017 13:47 IST