Srinagar, Mar 6: Security forces on Wednesday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in north Kashmir district of Bandipora.
Official sources said, following specific information about presence of militants, a joint CASO was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police, Army and CRPF in Sumlar village in Bandipora on Wednesday.
They said security forces were conducting house-to-house searches in the village. “Adjoining fields and orchards were also being checked,” they said.
They said so far no contact had been established with the militants. “The operation was going on when the reports last came in,” they added. (UNI)