Indian occupation forces continue cordoning Budgam village


Budgam, Ihk—The search operation launched in a village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district last evening continued on Saturday with forces allegedly restricting the residents indoors.
The forces had cordoned off Peth Makhama village, some five kilometres from Magam town, after receiving inputs of suspected militants present in the village, police said.
The joint operation to nab suspected militants was launched by Police, SOG Budgam and Baramulla along with 2 Rashtiya Rifles and CRPF, a senior police officer told Greater Kashmir.
Forces frisked almost every household of the village early today, added the officer. The vehicular movement on Magam-Rathsun road has also been suspended via Makhama, locals said.
Bashir Ahmad, a resident said: “No one is allowed to come out of their homes where as whole area has been sealed since yesterday.”
SDPO Magam, Syed Fayaz Ahmad, said: “The search operation is going on as we have inputs of the presence of suspected militants in the village “
However, no exchange of fire has been reported from the area, he added.—GK