Search operation in Kashmir’s Baramulla
Search operation in Kashmir’s Baramulla:- The police and army has launched a massive search operation in the north region of Kashmir’s Baramulla since today morning and this is done on the basis of report that there are some terrorists hiding in the old city area.
There have been announcements made on loud speakers asking the people to leave and come out of their houses. Moreover, security forces are conducting door-to-door search in the area.
Today’s operation come only days after that the security forces had or for the first time in a decade, had conducted a search in 700 houses in the city, reportedly where terrorists have struck twice in the recent weeks.
Raid after Chinese flags spotted in demonstrations
Tuesday’s raid was carried out after the Chinese flags were spotted in large demonstrations. In these searches which was conducted for over 12 hours, the security forces have not just found Chinese and Pakistani flags, but also some petrol bombs, unauthorized cell phones, anti-India publicity material and also some documents which are linked to terror groups Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba.
It has been suspected that more than 40 people have thrown stones at the security forces during these protests, and were later detained but some of them were released after questioning.
Baramulla, which is located a little over 55 km from Jammu and Kashmir capital Srinagar has usually remained an epicentre of some of the violent protests in the valley since Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani was killed by the Indian forces in July 8 this year.
There had been two major attacks by the terrorists; one was in August when two Army Jawans and a driver were killed. Also, earlier this month, terrorists have struck the battalion headquarters of 49 Rashtriya Rifles in what was described as the “shoot and scoot” attack. In this attack, a BSF jawan was killed, while another was injured.
Protests have scaled down in recent days after a massive crackdown by the police led to thousands of arrests.