Forces ‘ransack property, beat locals’ during CASO at Midoora


The government forces on Saturday allegedly vandalised property during a cordon-and-search operation in Midoora village of Awantipora township in Pulwama district.
Witnesses said that on Saturday afternoon, the forces barged into a few residential houses at Shah Mohalla Midoora and conducted door-to-door searches.
During the operation, the forces damaged property and thrashed several residents in the village.
Awantipora superintendent of police Muhammad Zahid Malik said the forces did not vandalise properties or beat up the people. However, he said, he will look into the accusations.
Government forces on Saturday conducted a cordon-and-search-operation in Gundroshan area of Ganderbal district. 
An official said that 5RR and the police launched the CASO after inputs about the presence of militants.
He said the CASO was started early in the morning and finished by 10am “without any arrest or recovery of arms”.

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