Forces lay siege to orchards in Shopian village

Forces lay siege to orchards in Shopian village
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Shopian: Government forces on Sunday launched a massive cordon and search operation (CASO) on large tracts of orchards and paddy fields in south Kashmir’s Shopian.

The joint operation launched  by army’s 44 RR, police and CRPF early morning is underway at Heff-Shirmal village in Shopian.

Witnesses said searches are being carried out to find hideouts of militants in the area

They said that a similar operation was launched by forces in the area last month which, however, yielded nothing.