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Jammu and Kashmir: Over Rs 34 lakh looted from Bank branch in Kishtwar

Unidentified Persons Looted Over Rs 34 Lakh From A Jammu And Kashmir Bank Branch In Kishtwar District, Said Police.

PTI | Updated on: 23 Nov 2016, 01:00:41 PM
Bank in Jammu and Kashmir


Unidentified persons looted over Rs 34 lakh from a Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch in Kishtwar district, said police.

According to a senior police officer, the amount was looted from the bank’s branch in Sarthal area of the district overnight.

Police have registered a case and started investigations, he said.  

On Tuesday, two suspected militants were killed in J-K’s Bandipora town during a joint operation by the Indian Army and police.

Sources said that both the militants were of foreign origin who have not been identified yet.

During the safety checks following the encounter, security forces seized a huge cache of arms along with newly-released high-denomination currency notes of Rs 2,000.

Officials said two AK-47 assault rifles, 10 magazines, eight grenades, one thrower grenade, a mobile phone, a wireless set and about 500 live cartridges were and cash to the tunes of Rs 15,000 were recovered from the dead militants.


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First Published : 23 Nov 2016, 12:47:00 PM