Militants’ bid to rob bank foiled in KashmirUpdated: Apr 28, 2017 15:55 IST
Security personnel deployed there tried to apprehend the militants, but they opened fire, a police official said.(HT Representative Image)
Security forces foiled an attempt by militants to rob a bank in Anantnag district of Kashmir and arrested one ultra on Friday, police said here.
Two armed men entered into a branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank on the tehsil office premises in Mehandi Kadal in Anantnag on Friday afternoon.
Security personnel deployed there tried to apprehend the militants, but they opened fire, a police official said.
He said a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) head constable sustained bullet injury in his right hand.
One of the militants, who was carrying a weapon, managed to escape.
However, his accomplice was apprehended by police and CRPF personnel, the official said, adding that he has been identified as Muneeb Ahmad Malla of Reshipora in Shopian district.
Further details were awaited, the official said.
First Published: Apr 28, 2017 15:55 IST