Anantnag: Unidentified men snatched the rifle of a security guard at a J&K Bank branch in Anantnag district on Thursday afternoon.
The incident took place in Brakpora area on the outskirts of main town Anantnag at about 3pm.
A senior police officer in the district told Kashmir Reader that unidentified people entered the bank and snatched a 12-Bore rifle from the security guard.
“No cash, however, was looted from the bank. The snatchers fled the scene after snatching the rifle,” the police officer said.
Following the rifle-snatching, government forces reached the area and cordoned it off to try and nab the rifle snatchers. Police are also analysing CCTV footage of the bank branch.
Today’s incident comes only a day after militants robbed close to 6 lakh rupees from a branch of State Bank of India in Khodweni area of Kulgam district.