Forces cordon Hajin, locals hit streets     

Forces cordon Hajin, locals hit streets     

Srinagar, Nov 27: The security forces cordoned off Hajin area in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Monday.
A police official said that soldiers of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police  jointly launched a joint search operation in Hajin following a tip off about the presence of militants.
“As the cordon was being laid locals hit the streets and tried to disrupt the search operation. However, forces resorted to teargas shelling to disperse the protesters, who retaliated with stones triggering clashes,” said a witness.
Search operation is on and protesters have been pushed away, an official said.