Pigeon arrested in India on suspicion of spying for Pakistan

A Pakistani villager, on Wednesday, urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to return his pigeon, which flew across the border and is now suspected to be a spy.

This is not the first time India has accused bitter adversary Pakistan of sending a pigeon over their shared border as a spy.

The pigeon owner, Habibullah said his bird went missing on Sunday during a bird training session near the disputed Kashmir region.

He said; “I appeal (to the) Indian Prime Minister to return my pigeon, which crossed the border during a training session for an upcoming tournament’’.

Straying across the border, it landed in Indian controlled territory, where authorities told Indian media they had detained it as a spy and were trying to decipher a code inscribed on a ring on its leg.

Habibullah, owner of over 250 pigeons, claimed that the code was his mobile phone number, which he had put there to prove ownership.