Searches carried out near IB in J&K after suspected movement of armed persons

Jammu: Government Forces conducted an overnight search operation near the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district following information about movement of three armed persons, a police official said Tuesday.

The information about the movement of the suspected persons in the Manohar Gopala area was received around 2130 hours Monday, the official said.

Immediately, a joint search operation was launched by the army and the police, he said.

The official said security forces conducted a thorough search of the entire area along with adjoining villages till 0800 hours Tuesday but nothing could be found.

Earlier on January 29, a two-day search operation was conducted by the forces in Basantar in Ramgarh area of the district following reports of suspected movement.

The searches yielded nothing and were carried out just days ahead of a scheduled rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Vijaypur in the district on February 3. (Agencies)

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