Baramulla/ Shopian: Government forces including army’s 52 RR, SOG of police, and paramilitary CRPF launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Chandosa area of Kandi Baramulla on Wednesday afternoon. Police sources said that the CASO was launched after army received inputs of presence of militants in Kohlin village of Chandosa.
Locals said that door-to-door searches were conducted by the government forces in the village.
SSP Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain Mir confirmed that a CASO was launched in the area. Local sources in the evening said that the CASO was called off after the government forces found no militants in the area.
On Tuesday, a CASO was conducted by government forces in Palhalan village of Pattan area in Baramulla. There, too, no militant was found.
Another CASO was conducted on Wednesday afternoon in Losedenow village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Locals said that the operation was launched at about 1pm after an army party cordoned off one of the localities in the village. They said that soon after the arrival of police, searches were carried out in residential houses in the locality.
A police official said that searches were carried in the village on “inputs about the presence of militants”. He said that the cordon was called off after no contact with militants was established.
The police official said that there was no stone-pelting as the villagers “cooperated with security forces”.