Two weeks after armed terrorists robbed a J&K bank branch in Ratnipura, Pulwama police have managed to identify three Lashkar terrorists involved in the plan.
The conspirators robbed approximately ₹12 lakh from the bank after holding the employees at gunpoint and an FIR was registered in the Pulwama police station.
The investigations indicated that the terrorists involved in robbing the J&K bank branch on December 8 are the same ones who earlier carried out the robbery in Malpura (Budgam) on November 21, 2016. Initial enquiries from eye witnesses, identification from photos thereof and inputs from sources pointed towards a foreign militant code Abu Ali, as one of the assailants.
Further inputs and leads into the case suggested that it was the group of three militants of Lashkar e Toiba (LeT) outfit Arif Dar @ Rehan r/o Lelhar, Abu Ali, and Abu Ismail – both foreign militants – which carried out the robbery.
During the course of investigation, involvement of one named Ramiz Raja R/o Parigam surfaced. He was called for questioning during which it was found that he is an active OGW of the outfit and after the robbery the militants approached him for exchanging the old currency looted notes.
His disclosures further led to Manzoor Ahmad R/o Parigam, who aided in the disposal of the robbed amount. In the process a cash of ₹1,99,000 out of the stolen amount, in old denomination was also recovered. The hunt for the main three accused are in full swing.