Gunmen loot bank in Shopian district

"Three to four gunmen barged into the Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch at Marhama in Bijbehara this afternoon and decamped with cash from the premises", the official said.

Shpian Superintendent of Police, S Dinkar, said that the gunmen looted almost two lakh rupees from the bank.

This is the second such incident in the past two days.

Police said the gunmen today looted Rs 198,000 from the Ratnipora branch of the J&K Bank.

There have been several successful attempts at robbing banks in the Valley since November 8 when demonetisation was announced, suggesting that the terrorists are facing a cash crunch.