Lolab residents protest against ransacking of property during CASO

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Srinagar: The residents of Cheerkoot area of Lolab in northern Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday staged a protest demonstration against the government forces.

The residents alleged that the government forces damaged public property including vehicles and houses last night during a cordon and search operation in the area.

Police sources said that a CASO was launched by a joint team of forces including army and CRPF in the area late evening on Friday. “When they found nothing in the area, they damaged public property,” they said. The police sources said that Army and CRPF damaged the property.

The protesters blocked the main Lolab-Kupwara road and staged protest against the forces.