Baramulla, May 30: Security forces launched Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on Thursday in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir district, official sources said.
They said troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a CASO at Dangerpora, Sopore, following a tip off about the presence of militants in the wee hours of Thursday.
All the exit points were sealed and house-to-house searches launched, they said. No contact has been established with the militants so far. Security forces and police personnel were deployed in the adjoining areas to prevent any demonstration. The internet mobile service has also been suspended as a precautionary measure to prevent spread of rumours, they said. (UNI)