Srinagar: The Special Operations Group (SOG) of police carried out nocturnal raids in Saderbal and Kanitar localities of this capital city.
A posse of SOG personnel appeared in Kanitar and Saderbal localities around 2:30 am today and carried out door to door searches, witnesses told Kashmir Reader Sunday.
The SOG men, they said, entered residential houses and enquired from the owners about presence of any suspicious persons. The door to door searches were carried out in Lane number 1, 2 3 and 5 of Kanitar and Syed Mohalla, Saderbal
“The SOG men kept enquiring about presence of any suspicious persons in our house. They threatened to shoot us incase if they find any,” a local, insisting not to be named due to fear of reprisal, told Kashmir Reader.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Hazratbal, Amod Ashok told Kashmir Reader that the search operation was a regular exercise in the wake of ongoing annual Amarnath yatra.
“We keep on conducting such exercise to keep a check on anti-national elements,” he added.