Udhampur, Oct. 18: According to Army’s Northern Defence Spokesman in Udhampur, an extensive Search operation was launched by the Security Forces in Old Town, Baramulla during the wee hours of 17 Oct 16.

Joint teams of Army, JKP, BSF & CRPF conducted deliberate search operations in ten sensitive locals including Qazi Haman, Ganai Hamam,Taweed Gunj, Jamia and other mohallas reportedly being used as safe havens by the terrorists.

The spokesman said that the Security forces sanitised the area searching over 700 houses in a span of 12 hours on 17 Oct 2016.

Based on specific inputs, 44 persons involved with terror related activities have been apprehended during the operation. Large quantity of incriminating material such as petrol bombs, Chinese & Pakistan flags, LeT & JeM letter head pads, unauthorised mobile phones and seditious anti-national publicity material were seized during the raids. In addition a large number of suspected hideouts were busted during the prolonged search operations.