A pigeon with a pink pigeon and a tag on its leg, which final Sunday turned on the ‘Pakistan Suspicious Detective’ alarm present in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district. Police officers say the pigeon, which a Pakistani villager claims is his pet chicken, was launched after discovering nothing suspicious.
“The pigeon was freed after discovering nothing suspicious on Thursday,” Shailendra Mishra, a senior Jammu and Kashmir police officer, advised Reuters.
Sources say that the pigeon was launched from the identical place the place it was discovered.
Habibullah, the alleged Pakistani proprietor of the pigeon, advised Reuters on Friday that “it’s simply an harmless chicken”, and urged India to launch it. It’s not but clear whether or not the pigeon returned to its alleged proprietor.
The Pakistani man additionally dismissed allegations that the numbers inscribed on a hoop within the pigeon’s ft have been codes for militants working in Kashmir. Habibullah, who lives in a village close to the border, advised Reuters that the pigeon competed in a pigeon racing competitors and the quantity on the chicken’s leg was its cell phone quantity.
Based on police information, the pigeon entered the home of a Geeta Devi in the Chadwal space close to the worldwide border round 7 pm final Sunday night. Upon nearer inspection, he seen a hoop on one leg of the pigeon.
The pigeon was handed over to the Border Safety Pressure (BSF), who handed over the chicken to the native police on the Hira Nagar police station.
Previously such birds have been intercepted with messages despatched from Pakistan.
“It’s a delicate space as it’s alongside the worldwide border. Infiltration can be fairly widespread on this route,” mentioned an official.
Based on him, birds are utilized by individuals throughout the border to ship messages. He mentioned, “Birds are usually not usually suspicious. They do their work with out alarm.”
With inputs from Reuters