Contrary to the claims made by the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, investigations have found that the Jaish-e-Mohammad is behind the Sunjuwan attack in which 5 soldiers were martyred and 3 terrorists killed.
It has been ascertained prima facie that the module that carried out the strike was the one set up by Noor Mohammad Tantray, the four foot tall terrorist who was recently killed in an encounter. He had build a strong network in Pulwama over the past year and the three terrorists who launched the strike were part of that module, investigations suggest.
An Intelligence Bureau official informed OneIndia that there are also intercepts pre and post the strike which suggested that the Jaish was behind the attack.
If one also looks into the pattern of the attack, it is clear that the Jaish is behind the same. They used the similar modus operandi both in Sunjuwan and Pathankot where walls were scaled before the strike launched.
Another revelation made during the probe was that the Jaish had relied on local support to carry out the attack. None of the terrorists had weapons with them until they reached close to the attack site. The weapons were dropped off near the camp by a local member of the Hizbul Mujahideen, investigations further reveal. Investigations are also focusing on a fourth terrorist at the site. Officers say that he may have been guiding his three accomplices. It appears that the fourth terrorist was a local.
Further ascertaining that the Jaish was behind the attack, officials say that the three terrorists had crossed over into Kashmir in July 2017. The three terrorists Qari Mushtaq, Mohammad Adil and Irfan Bhai were operating in Tral, Sopore and Pulwama respectively. All three were members of the Jaish-e-Mohammad and they came together for this attack after being given a green signal from their bosses in Pakistan.