Baramulla: Government forces launched cordon and search operation (CASO) in Drangbal village of Baramulla on Thursday night and came back to launch another CASO after calling the first off on Friday afternoon.
The army’s 46 RR unit, the special operation group (SOG) of police, and paramilitary CRPF had launched the cordon and search operation (CASO) in Drangbal village on Thursday evening, after receiving information of three militants hiding there. The team of forces cordoned off the village and its nearby mountain on Thursday evening and also fired some bullets towards a suspected spot but received no response.
After rain in the late evening made the troops run for shelter, the operation was suspended for the night. On Friday morning the cordon and search was resumed.
Locals of the area said that there were no militants in the village. They also said that all schools, government and private offices, and markets were shut on Friday in Baramulla town.
The forces lifted the operating on Friday afternoon, however, in the evening forces again reached the area and start a search again.
A senior army officer said that operation is still on and search for militants is continuing.