Srinagar: Govt forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in some areas in the South Kashmir’s district of Pulwama early on Friday morning, official sources said.
Meanwhile, protests erupted in the area and forces burst teargas shells and resorted to lathicharge to disperse the demonstrators who were trying to disrupt the CASO.
They said on a tip-off about the presence of militants, Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Belu and adjoining areas in Pulwama early this morning.
Govt forces conducted house-to-house searches and identity cards of male members were checked.
The operation was going on when the reports last came in, they said, adding that so far, no one was arrested. (UNI)