Kashmir: A day after five policemen and two bank employees were shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, armed men looted a bank in the same district. Police said two gunmen made way into the Ellaquai Dehati Bank in Yaripora area and looted around Rs 65,000.
âThe bank officials told us that one person with a pistol entered and took away cash to the tune of Rs 60,000-70,000. Now the accused, along with his accomplice, has taken shelter inside a house,â said IGP, Kahsmir, Syed Javed Mujtaba Gillani. Police officials have cordoned off the Yaripora area and hunt is on for the armed men.
The robbery comes a day after terrorists on Monday killed five policemen and two bank officials in Kulgam district. The cash van of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank, which was returning to Kulgam district headquarter from Damhal Hanji Pora, was waylaid by a group of heavily-armed terrorists this afternoon, a police official said.
Five police personnel and two bank employees from the cash van were pulled out and shot from at point blank range, said the police official.