Bank robbery attempt foiled in Kulgam, man with toy pistol held

SRINAGAR: Police in Kulgam arrested an individual for attempting to rob the J & K Bank branch at Yaripora Kulgam. A toy pistol was also recovered by the police.
Kulgam police received a distress call during the intervening night of Thursday Friday from J&K Bank Yaripora that a person, pointing his pistol at a private security personnel, is threatening him to open the gates of the bank branch.
Acting swiftly, a police party from PS Yaripora headed by SHO Yaripora rushed to the spot. Meanwhile, the alert security guards of the said branch caught hold of the person and snatched his toy pistol from his possession.
He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody.
Case FIR No. 103/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Yaripora and investigation has been initiated.
The bravery and commitment by the security guards of J&K bank Yaripora and prompt action by Kulgam police foiled the bank robbery attempt. Kulgam police lauds the bravery and commitment of the private security guards deployed at the bank.

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