Security forces launch cordon and search op in Poonch
Police asks people in Rajouri to stay alert to terror threats
Poonch/Jammu: Security forces on Wednesday morning launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) following movement of “suspected people” in Poonch town, sources said.
Some locals noticed suspicious movement of some armed people in Poonch town, they said. Two schools in the town have also been shut, the sources added.
Acting on the information, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Khakha Nawan, Purani Poonch, Jernally Mohalla of Poonch, they said.
The operation was going on when the last reports came in from the area.
Security forces are already on high alert and the setup is fully activated following the terror attack in Bhatta Dhurian in which five soldiers were killed on April 20.
Security forces are also undertaking Operation Trinetra in the neighbouring border district of Rajouri’s Kandi forests following the killing of five paratroopers in an explosion triggered by terrorists during a CASO last Friday.
Meanwhile Police on Wednesday asked people to remain vigilant and alert toward terror threats in Rajouri district.
Motorcycle-borne policemen made announcements in different parts of Rajouri town, asking people to keep a watch on their surroundings and inform police of any suspected activity or object.
“People should check their vehicles, report any unclaimed object around houses, shops, or on roads,” a policeman announced.
The announcement was made on the directions of top police officials, he said.