A pigeon has been handed over to police in India after being accused of being a Pakistani spy.
The alleged spy was discovered by Geeta Devi who lives in the Kathua district of Kashmir after the bird flew into her home on May 24.
It was found having been painted pink and was carrying around on its foot a ring with numbers on.
The Times of India report that Senior Superintendent of Kathua Police Shailendra Kumar Mishra said: ‘We don’t know from where it came. Locals captured it near our fences. We have found a ring in its foot on which some numbers are written.
A pigeon painted pink and carrying a numbered ring on its foot has been handed over to police in India after being accused of being a Pakistani spy
‘Further investigation is underway.’
The bird was captured by locals near the India-Pakistan border fence and was eventually passed on to the police by the Indian Border Security Force.
The Telegraph reported that police told the Times of India: ‘Though birds have no boundaries and many fly across international borders during migration, a coded ring tagged to the captured pigeon’s body is a cause for concern as migratory birds don’t have such rings.’
The pigeon will remain in police custody until they have finished their investigations.
This is not the first time that a spying pigeon has been caught passing between India and Pakistan.
The pigeon will remain in police custody until they have finished their investigations