Security forces launch search operation in J-K’s Shopian. A massive cordon and search operation was launched by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday early morning. At least 13 villages have been cordoned off.A joint team of the Special Operation Group (SOG) Shopian, 44, 62, and 1 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) of the Indian Army and 14th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) cordoned off the villages. The Special Operations Group (SOG) is a 1000-strong elite anti-insurgency force chosen from more than 100,000 troopers of the Jammu and Kashmir Police.It was raised in 1994 with the idea of “involving the passive Jammu and Kashmir Police in the anti-terrorist activities and giving a local face to these operations”. The areas are Sugan, Heff, Shirmaal, Nagbal, Barbugh, Chitragaam, Turkawangam, Maldeera, Kashew, Kadgam and Nullayposhwari.
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