On being asked if this attack was similar to February 2019 bombing attack on the CRPF convoy, official said, 'Definitely it would have targeted security force police's vehicle only.'
They were planning to attack Naka party deployed at Wachi, which remains deployed there for implementation of COVID-19 lockdown.
Sameer Dar confessed he had been successful in ferrying JeM terrorists to the Kashmir Valley last year and dropped them to Pulwama, the officials said.
The official said a credible input about the presence of terrorists was received.
The State Department's 'Country Report on Terrorism 2018' said that the Imran government did not restrict the Taliban and the Haqqani Network from operating in Pakistan-based safe havens.
In Delhi, security is at the highest alert in three crowded markets -- Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar and Karol Bagh localities.
Reports from the areas said the heavy firing exchanges were still continuing between the armed forces of both sides which started in the intervening night of October 19-20.
On mastermind Mudassir Ahmad Khan's instructions, his aide Sajjad Ahmad Khan had moved to Delhi and lived here under the guise of a shawl vendor to establish a sleeper cell of JeM.
The letter stated that the JeM would avenge the killings of its militants by blowing up railway stations in Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Rajasthan and Haryana's Rohtak.
Sources said the Punjab Police has formed two teams which are now investigating the whole route from Amritsar to Pathankot. The teams are looking into CCTV footage at all the checkpoints.
The arms and ammunition recovered included four AK-56 rifles, two AK-47 rifles, six magazines and 180 rounds of ammunition, besides a cash of Rs 11,000, the SSP said.
'Pakistan has built 30 launch pads along the LoC to infiltrate militants into the regions of Karen, Gurez, and Gulmarg,' the latest inputs received by the Indian security agencies suggest.
Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed has directed its cadres to step up and intensify its ' Jihad ' in Jammu and Kashmir.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday warned Pakistan that it will pay a price for the terror attack on an army camp in Jammu that left five soldiers and a civilian dead in a two-day gunfight.
The reaction comes after NIA filing a charge sheet yesterday against Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar in the Pathankot attack.