Pigeon accused of being spy

A pigeon has been arrested and is being kept in custody for spying in India.



A pigeon has been "arrested" in India on suspicion of being a Pakistani spy - after it was caught wearing a wire device.

It became pigeon-impossible for the winged intruder when a young boy caught it in his village - around 4km from the Pakistani border - and turned him into the cops.

Pathankot's senior superintendent of police Rakesh Kaushal told the Times of India: "Nothing adverse has been found, but we have kept the bird in our custody.

"This is a rare instance of a bird from Pakistan being spotted here. We have caught a few spies here."

And the country's Intelligence Bureau issued an alert to Punjab Police to be weary of Pakistani terrorists.

The accused was also carrying a message written in Urdu - the national language of Pakistan - and a phone number.

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