Attempt to loot J&K Bank foiled in Yaripora Kulgam, one arrested | KNO

Police lauds bravery of private security guards
Attempt to loot J&K Bank foiled in Yaripora Kulgam, one arrested | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, July 24 (KNO): Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday claimed to have arrested a person in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district for attempting to loot J&K Bank at Yaripora area of the district. Police said that a toy pistol was also seized by the police. In a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), police spokesman said that Kulgam police received a distress call during the intervening night of Thursday-Friday from J&K Bank Yaripora that a person, pointing his pistol to private security personnel, is threatening him to open the gates of the bank branch. Acting swiftly, a police party from PS Yaripora headed by Station House Officer (SHO) Yaripora rushed to the spot. Meanwhile, the alert security guards of the branch caught hold of the person and snatched the toy pistol from his possession. The man has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody, police said, adding that a case under FIR number 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, police said, adding that Kulgam police lauds the bravery and commitment of the private security guards deployed at the bank –(KNO)