Search Operations: A common feature in South Kashmir
Srinagar: Under ‘Operation All Out’ Government Forces have intensified search operations across South Kashmir while majority of the search operations are being conducted in Pulwama district.
Reports said though during the recent gunfight at Samboora village of Pulwama district, the Jaish Commander Noor Muhammad Trali was neutralized, however, security agencies believe that two more militants present in the house managed to escape from the encounter spot.
Sources said that Government Forces have been continuously getting inputs about the presence of those militants in Pulwama district. The frequent cordon and search operations launched in different villages of the district are the outcome of Samboora incident.
Samboora village was once again brought under siege after the recent gunfight but no contact with militants was established.
“Post Samboora gunfight, Government Forces have launched search operations in dozens of villages but has not managed to track down any militant so far.”
On Friday night, latest search operation was launched in Charsoo village of the district by 55 Rashtriya Rifles of India Army along with CRPF and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police. After thorough search operation, a youth whom locals identified as Tariq Ahmed from Drabgam was arrested by Army. Locals said that Tariq has relatives in Charsoo village.
On the same night another village Zaigam was brought under siege. “The door-to-door search operation was launched while people were asked to come out from their houses. We spent hours in open chilly conditions,” said a local.
Clashes erupted in Pinjora village of Shopian district during such an operation while Government Forces called off operation at Karimabad Pulwama when locals resorted to massive stone-pelting.
An official wishing anonymity said that search operations will continue in South Kashmir on daily basis till militants are not arrested or neutralized.