picture source: timesofindia
WEB DESK: “Why did the pigeon cross the border?” is what the Indian intelligence has set its best minds on.
In a border village of Pathankot in Punjab a pigeon crossed the border and created concern within the ranks of Indian intelligence agencies. They had reports that the Indian mujahideen will become active and try to cross the border and create disturbance in Jamu and Kashmir.
According to the Times of India, the pigeon had a wire like object on him. A number and a message in Urdu were also recovered. The number appeared to be the landline telephone number from Pakistan’s Narowal district.
Ramesh Chandra, the owner of the house where the bird landed said that he saw Urdu markings on the body of pigeon.
Chandra said that,” “Unfortunately, mobile phones rarely work in the border areas. My son ran to the nearest police post,”
The cops then took the ‘arrested’ bird to a veterinary hospital in Pathankot for an X-ray.
“This is a rare instance of a bird from Pakistan being spotted here. We have caught a few spies here. The area is sensitive, given its proximity to Jammu, where infiltration is quite common,” said Rakesh Kausha, Senior Superintendent Police.
The bird was found on the day when an interstate meeting on security was being held among officials of Punjab Police and Indian Army.