Massive CASO launched by security forces in south Kashmir

Security forces on Monday launched a massive Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in over a dozen areas in south Kashmir district of Kulgam, official sources said.
They said on a tip off about the presence of militants, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint CASO in over a dozen areas in Kulgam district early this morning.
Security forces cordoned off Chowalagam, Chattabal, Bypass and adjoining areas early this morning. The main road from main town Kulgam to these areas were closed and traffic was diverted through other routes. Large number of offices, educational institutions and business hubs are located in the cordoned off areas.
The house-to-house search operation was going on when the reports last came in, they said adding so far no contact was established with the militants.
This is the first major CASO in Kulgam after August 5, when centre scrapped Article 370 and 35 A besides divided the state into two Union Territories (UTs).