Srinagar, July 24: Alert private guards of a bank in south Kashmir foiled a robbery attempt and overpowered a man with toy pistol on Friday, a police spokesman said this evening.
He said Kulgam police received a distress call during the intervening night of July 23/24 from J&K Bank Yaripora branch that a person with a pistol was threatening guards and asking them to open the door of the bank.
Acting swiftly, police party from Police Station (PS) Yaripora headed by Station House Officer (SHO) Yaripora rushed to the spot. However, the alert security guards of the bank branch caught hold of the person and snatched the 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.