Unidentified gunmen looted a branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank in this south Kashmir district on Thursday, reports and witnesses said.
They said three to four unidentified masked gunmen appeared outside JK bank TurkaWangam Shopian this morning and fired aerial shots outside the bank. “Gunmen after firing the aerial shots barged into the bank branch and looted about Rs 3 lakhs on gun point,” witnesses said, adding, “After carrying out the robbery gunmen escaped from the spot.”
While giving details, SSP Shopian Tahir Saleem said "Militants barged into bank after firing several rounds they looted about Rs 3 lakhs. We have started investigation into the incident after registering a case.”
Meanwhile, a Police spokesman said Shopian police have registered a case FIR number 06/2017 under section 451, 307, 392, 34 RPC, 7/27 I.A Act, 16, 38 ULA (P) Act into the matter.