New Delhi, Oct 14 (NIA) – The wings of a ‘spy pigeon’ who flew to India allegedly from Pakistan carrying a note for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have been clipped to prevent it from flying back, Dawn reported on Friday.
The pigeon had flown to India, earlier in October, carrying what officials said was a warning note to the Indian Prime Minister near the heavily-militarised border as Pakistan, India tensions simmered following the Uri attack.
The note in the Pakistan local urdu language reportedly read, “‘Modi, we’re not the same people from 1971. Now each and every child is ready to fight against India”, according to an Indian Police official.
The official, told local journalists that the wings of the pigeon had been clipped to ensure the suspected spy does not fly back to Pakistan.
“We have sent a preliminary report to the Union Home Ministry, including an X-ray report of the bird which did not reveal anything suspicious,” the official said.
The bird was taken to an animal husbandry hospital in Pathankot and caged.
“We don’t know how long the pigeon will stay in the police station. Residents are flocking to the police station to see the intruder,” another police inspector said.
He added that the police were not sure whether the bird had even come from across the border.
The bird was seized earlier in October after being spotted carrying a “stamped message” on its body.
It also contained a Pakistani phone number, according to reports.
The bird was discovered by a 14-year-old boy in the village of Manwal, around two miles from the border.
He took it to the nearest police station where the bird was X-rayed.