Srinagar: Panic gripped in the civil lines of Srinagar when security forces conducted a surprise Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on Monday afternoon.
Official sources said forces sealed all exit points and launched a CASO at Red Cross road, Exchange road and Samandar Bagh this afternoon following a input about the presence of militants.
Forces launched searched a number of offices in the area and checked the identity cards of employees before allowing them to go.
However, the office of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), United News of India (UNI), Daily Jagran and some private establishments in the area were not searched.
“No one was detained so far and operation was going on when the reports last came in,” said the sources. (UNI)