After Indian forces crushed the 3 Jaish-E-Mohammed terrorists linked to the attack on the CRPF forces on February 14, a cornered Pakistan PM Imran Khan spoke to the media brushing off all allegations of the country's responsibility in the attack.
Speaking on the Pakistan radio on the Pulwama attack, the Pakistan PM brazenly put onus on India to give evidence on the country's involvement in the CRPF attack, despite the Jaish-e-Mohammed which is backed by the country, taking responsibility for the attack.
"If you have any actionable intelligence that Pakistan is involved, we will take action. Not because we have pressure to do so but because if anyone uses Pakistan for such actions he is enemy of Pakistan. It is against our interest that Pakistan soil is used for terrorism," he said.
Joint forces on Monday carried out an encounter operation neutralizing terrorists from Jaish-e-Mohammed who plotted the attack. One of the terrorists was Kamran, a Pakistan national and commander of JeM for the region and a close aide of the organisation's founder Masood Azhar.
On Tuesday, during a press conference, Lt General of Indian Army KPJ Dhillon has said that Pakistan backed JeM with the help of ISI and locals carried the Pulwama terror attack.
Following the Pulwama attack, security forces were working on multiple inputs on the whereabouts of the terrorists linked to the attack.
After receiving a specific about, Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched late Sunday night. This comes after multiple raids were carried out by the security forces in South Kashmir after the attack. Several people were also detained by Jammu and Kashmir police.
The encounter came in less than a week after one of the deadliest terror attack orchestrated by the JeM in Pulwama's Awantipora area where 40 CRPF jawans were killed. On February 14, at least 40 CRPF personnel were killed after a vehicle laden with explosives rammed an explosive-laden car into a vehicle in the CRPF convoy in Pulwama district.