Bank Manager shot dead in Kashmir


It is a matter of serious concern that the Branch Manager of Ellaqui Dehati Bank (Regional Rural Bank sponsored by State Bank of India) at Arreh Mohanpora branch in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district was shot dead by the terrorists in the office premises on 2nd June 2022, Thursday. This is reportedly the eighth targeted killing since 1st May 2022. The slain Branch Manager was Shri Vijaykumar, 29 years old hailing from Rajasthan.  He was probationary officer given charge of the Branch.  He joined the bank in 2019 and got married in February this year.

The dastardly attack has sent shock waves not only to the family members but also to the entire banking fraternity.  This open attack exposes the serious security lapse to the bank employees and officers who are vulnerable targets of the terrorists. It is the primary responsibility of the Bank, the sponsor bank and the Government to provide security to the bank employees who work in Kashmir under severe stress to serve the people of Kashmir.

The bereaved family has to be provided with sufficient compensation. All concerned should ensure that no such gory incident happens in future.


  1. Despite Ralph claim by the government that they have contained terrorism in that state, the people live in fear. The media also reporting few of the Iincidents. It’s high time as UFBU insist strong security measures at the highest level.

  2. The resentment in the valley, the recent rise in terrorist activities and the targeted killings frightening the prospects, but the local and central governments, filled with over-confidence in their electoral majority and a self-image built on a communal understanding of nation-building, are unfortunate

  3. This cowardice gruesome attack by the terrorists is to be condemned in its strongest measures. As stated in this write up, the State Government has the fullest responsibility in protecting the lives of all its citizens / residents. The bank unions should also demand of the bank managements not to post outsiders to Kashmir till normalcy is restored in real sense. I as a bank employee join the banking fraternity in extending my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members.

  4. வங்கி மேலாளர் படுகொலையும் தீவிரவாதமும் கடுமையான கண்டனத்திற்குரியது.
    வங்கி ஊழியர்களின் பாதுகாப்பினை ஒன்றிய/மாநில அரசுகள் உறுதிப்படுத்த வேண்டும்.
    பாதுகாப்பு நடவடிக்கையயுடன் சமூகத்தின் அமைதி மட்டுமே ஊழியர்களின் பாதுகாப்பினை உறுதி செய்யும் !

  5. வங்கி மேலாளர் படுகொலையும் தீவிரவாதமும் கடும் கண்டனத்திற்குரியது.
    ஒன்றிய அரசு ஊழியர்களின் பாதுகாப்பினை உறுதி செய்ய வேண்டும்.
    பாதுகாப்பு நடவடிக்கையயுடன் சமூகத்தின் அமைதி மட்டுமே ஊழியர்களின் பாதுகாப்பினை உறுதி செய்யும் !

  6. மக்களுக்கு பாது காப்பு இல்லை இந்த ஆட்சியில்.வெக்க கேடு

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