Bandipora: Police detained a youth in Hajin area of Bandipora district during a cordon and search operation (CASO) on Monday. The detained youth has been identified as Irfan Ahmad Bhat, son of Ghulam Ahmad Bhat, resident of Bagat Mohallah of Hajin town.
A senior police officer told Kashmir Reader that the youth had been detained for questioning.
A joint team of police, CRPF and 13 RR of the army had launched the CASO in morning hours in Bagat Mohalla. Police said they had information about presence of militants in the area.
Door-to-door searches were carried out in Bagat Mohallah and the adjacent Bonikhan Mohallah, but “no contact was established with the militants”, a police official said. He added that the area remained peaceful and no stone-pelting occurred during the CASO.