The Indian police on Saturday detained another pigeon that flew into a village near the heavily militarised border with Pakistan on a suspicion of ‘spy’.
The state intelligence and army officers were inspecting the pigeon that might have flown across border from Pakistan and landed in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district with some words in Urdu inscribed on its wings.
The bird was handed over to police by a local Naresh Kumar who spotted some ‘suspicious text’ on the wings which were actually names of the week days.
The pigeon was X-rayed to verify if something was hidden inside but no clues were discovered having any links with Pakistan. It is pertinent to mention here that in 2015, Indian authorities had captured a pigeon which was claimed to be a ‘spy’ pigeon from Pakistan.
In 2013, Indian security forces found a dead falcon fitted with a small camera, and in 2010 another pigeon was detained over espionage fears.