Srinagar: Army and SOG of the state police alongwith the CRPF Monday started Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in many villages of the Shopian district in south Kashmir, sources said.
They said that 62 RR personnel and other forces laid siege around Ronipora and other villages of the district and conducted house to house searches. Tekipora, Matrobugh, Zaipopra, Dangam and Wangam areas were also under CASO, they said.
This is for the third such operation in the same are in last one and a half months.
Local alleged that army personnel beat many youth in Ronipora area of Shopian.
The searches were going on when reports last came in.