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Bank robbery attempt foiled in Kulgam

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Kulgam: An attempt of bank robbery was foiled by timely intervention of police in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district during the preceding night.

“During the intervening night of 23-24 July, police received a distress call from J&K Bank Yaripora about suspicious behaviour of a person who was threatening private security personnel there to open the gates of the bank branch by showing a pistol,” police said.

It said that acting swiftly, police party headed by SHO Yaripora rushed to the spot while the security guards of the said branch had caught hold of the person and snatched the pistol from his possession. Later they came to know that it was a toy pistol.

Police took the accused into custody and registered a case under (FIR No. 103/2020) under relevant sections of law.

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