The pigeon, painted pink, was captured Sunday by villagers in Manyari, situated close to the worldwide border that separates Indian and Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, the Times of India reported.
Whereas it’s unclear the place the chicken got here from, it’s reportedly believed the chicken flew from throughout the border in Pakistan.
“The pigeon, suspected to be skilled in Pakistan for spying, has a hoop with alphabets and numbers written on it,” a police supply instructed the paper. “Although birds don’t have any boundaries, and plenty of fly throughout worldwide borders throughout migration, a coded ring tagged to the captured pigeon’s physique is a trigger for concern as migratory birds don’t have such issues.”
Kathua Police’s senior superintendent Shailendra Mishra stated it was unclear whether or not the chicken was meant to spy, noting that folks in Pakistan tie quantity tags on pigeons to assert possession, in accordance with Sky News. He stated an investigation was underway.
There have been earlier experiences of birds carrying suspected secret messages throughout the border into India.
Indian authorities captured a chicken…