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Forces search Hizb commander’s village..

Government forces on Friday launched a Cordon-and-Search-Operation at Drabgam village of Pulwama district, the native village of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sameer Tiger.
A witness said by evening, forces tightened the cordon in Baba Mohalla and launched house-to-house searches. The searches were carried out many times.
Soon after the CASO was launched, people took to the streets and staged protests. Scores of youth also pelted forces with stones to disrupt the operation. Forces in return resorted to teargas shelling, triggering clashes. The clashes continued till late evening.
An official said that operation was launched after the inputs about the presence of militants in the area. “CASO was lifted by late evening while a youth was also detained,” the witness added.

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