Srinagar, Sept 5 : Security forces launched a massive search operation in a number of villages in south Kashmir district of Shopian since early this morning, official sources said today.
They said following a tip off about the presence of some militants, 44 Rashitriya Rifles (RR), 14 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police launched search operation in six villages in Imam Sahib and Zainpora, Shopian this morning.
Sources told News Agency, the villages which were sealed by security forces included Dachoo, Nagbal, Nolai Poshwar, Urpara, Homehuna and Hushunpora.
All exit points in these villages were plugged and a massive search operation was launched, they said, adding the residents had been directed to remain indoor.
Sources said large number of security forces and state police personnel had been deployed outside these villages to prevent any demonstration.