Militants loot JK bank in South Kashmir

Leigh Mccormick
August 1, 2017

The assailants entered the bank wearing a burqa.

The robbers also fired some shots in air, they said.

The burqa-clad militants of Hizbul Mujahideen on Monday looted Rs 5.20 lakhs from a bank branch in south Kashmir's Anantnag district. During the initial investigation and with the help of CCTV footage, it was found that Hizbul Mujahideen militants are involved in this crime. Police sources said demonetisation has hit militants and their over-ground workers hard and they have suddenly faced the cash crunch in Jammu and Kashmir.

Although, Police is investigating into the matter.

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Forces have reached the spot and an operation has been started nab the looters.

In April, terrorists loot State bank of India and looted Rs 12.8 Lakh in Anantnage. Hizbul had claimed responsibility for the attack.

Kashmir witnessed a surge in bank looting cases ever since demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8 previous year.

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