SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have foiled bank robbery by arresting an individual at Yaripora Kulgam.
An official spokesman in a statement said Kulgam police received a distress call during the intervening night of 23/24 July 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 SHO Yaripora rushed to the spot,” said the spokesman.
“Meanwhile, the alert security guards of the said branch caught hold of the person and snatched the toy pistol from his possession,” he said.
“He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody,” he added.
“Case FIR No. 103/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Yaripora and investigation has been initiated,” said the spokesman.
He said that 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,” said the spokesman.