Masked robbers loot over Rs.5 lakh in Kashmir

August 17th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Unidentified masked gunmen Wednesday robbed a local bank in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, decamping with over Rs.5 lakh (half a million).

A senior police officer said: “Some unknown masked gunmen this afternoon barged into J&K; Bank’s Harmain Branch in Shopian and decamped with about Rs.5.45 lakh in currency notes.”

“The robbers fired a few rounds in the air before fleeing from the spot.

“Police have registered a case and further investigations are on,” the official said.

During the peak of separatist violence in mid-1990s, gunmen robbed millions of rupees from many bank branches in the Kashmir Valley.

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