Was Pakistan intelligence agency Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), along with operatives from terror groups Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, involved in the recent beheading and mutilation of the Indian soldiers Lance Naik Hemraj Singh and Sudhakar Singh along the Line of Control?
A special report by intelligence reports accessed by CNN-IBN says that the ISI had taken the assistance of the two terror groups to infiltrate the border and kill Indian soldiers.
According to the report, the ISI plotted the killings of the Indian soldiers in the Mendhar district and the operation was led by a serving ISI subedar, Jabbar Khan, from a unit based in Tattapani in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir along with 15 others, consisting of LeT and JeM militants.
The ambush party was stationed at Barmoch border outpost in PoK, which is directly across the Atma Post which is held by the Rajputana Rifles. The Pakistan squad reportedly monitored the movement and deployment of the Indian Army personnel before carrying out the attack and a day after the ambush party was spotted at Tattapani in PoK.
Locals living along the Line of Control may have acted as guides, the report said.
One of the LeT operatives, Anwar Khan, involved in the beheading was allegedly rewarded with Rs 5 lakh by his handlers, the intelligence report said.
Incidentally, Khan was also reportedly involved in the beheading of an Indian Army captain in 1996 in the Krishna Ghati area.
"There cannot be any doubt about it (that the jehadi groups are capable of carrying out this brutalisation). We have given proof to the world that there are about 40-50 such camps strung along the LoC. They act with the help of ISI and the regular Pak army," Lt General M K Sawhney, ex-Military Intelligence Chief, said.