STATE TIMES NEWS
Srinagar: Masked gunmen on Friday robbed a bank in Ratnipora area in Pulwama district, decamping with several lakh rupees, less than 24 hours after a similar incident in Anantnag. The men barged into a branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank at Ratnipora and made away with the cash, a police official said.
Bank officials are calculating the exact amount of cash looted, he said.
Meanwhile, restrictions were imposed on movement of people in parts of the city even as all educational institutes in Kashmir remained closed for the second consecutive day in view of the separatists’ call for peaceful protests against the rising braid chopping incidents.
The Srinagar District Magistrate said restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC would be in force under the jurisdiction of police stations Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, M R Gunj, Safakadal and partially in Kralkhud and Maisuma as a precautionary measure.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan said the educational institutions have been shut for the second day. The University of Kashmir also suspended classes for the day but exams were conducted as per schedule on Friday. Separatists organisations had called for peaceful protests against braid chopping attacks on women in the valley. More than 100 incidents have been reported so far but no arrests have been made even after passage of one month.
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