Police on Friday blamed Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants for bank robbery in Marhama village of Anantnag district.
An official said that two militants, identified as Rasik Nabi Bhat @Owais son of Ghulam Nabi Bhat resident of Nowdal (Kirman Mohalla) and Salia Mohammad Akhoon @Rehaan son of Ghulam Mohammad Akhoon resident of Arampora Gurikadal Medoora Tral, carried out the heist.
"A case FIR number 171/2017 under section 398, 454, 427 RPC, 7/25 A Act was registered in Police Station Bijbehara and investigation was started," said the official.
Further investigation of the case is going on, he said.
Five lakh rupees were looted by gunmen from the Jammu and Kashmir bank branch in Marhama earlier in the day.