J&K terror crackdown: Massive search operation underway in Baramulla

One such operation was held earlier as well in which Chinese and Pakistan flags were recovered besides some arms and ammunition.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Updated: October 21, 2016 11:55 am
Rajouri: Army Jawans & Jammu Kashmir Police during a search operation after dozens of rusted grenades and bullets were recovered during excavation in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI10_20_2016_000273B) The crackdown was part of a joint operation by the Army, the BSF, the CRPF and police several localities, including Qazi Hamam, Ganai Hamam, Taweed Gunj and Jamia, considered safe havens for terrorists.(PTI Photo)

Security forces today launched cordon and seacrch operations in north Kashmir’s Baramulla following information about movement of militants, four days after raids at suspected hideouts of ultras in the district led to arrest of 44 people.

“Joint teams of army and police were conducting search operations at several places in Baramulla in view of inputs about movement of militants there during the intervening night,” an official said.

He said so far the security forces have not got any success but the operations were continuing.

On October 17, over 700 houses were searched in a span of 12 hours in an extensive search operation in old town in Baramulla during which 44 persons allegedly involved with terror related activities were apprehended.

Possibly for the first time in Kashmir, security forces had recovered Chinese flags along with other incriminating material like petrol bombs, Pakistani flags, Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) letter head pads, unauthorized mobile phones and seditious anti-national publicity material.