The Khangarh Police Station in Amritsar has lodged an FIR against a pigeon on the request of India’s Border Security Force (BSF) after they claimed that the bird was carrying a paper with a Pakistani number on it, Indian media reported.
As per India Today, the black and white pigeon was caught on April 17 when it came and sat on the shoulder of Constable Niraj Kumar who was on guard duty at a post in Roranwala — 500 metres from the border with Pakistan.
The Indian publication also shared a picture of the request, which said that Kumar “immediately caught the pigeon and informed Post Commander Ompal Singh”. The commander then searched the pigeon and found a paper with a number starting from 0302.
The number was wrapped with adhesive tape on the pigeon’s left leg, the request stated.
The BSF then handed the pigeon to the police along with the request to register an FIR.
Earlier in May 2020, a similar incident had occurred in which India claimed to have taken into custody a “Pakistani spy pigeon” who allegedly was carrying a “coded message” and was captured by residents of Manyari village in Hiranagar sector soon after it flew into this side from Pakistan.
India claimed that the pigeon was trained in Pakistan for spying.
From : pk.mashable.com