Pigeons, romanticised in Bollywood as carriers of 'love letters', seem to have embroiled themselves in a controversy.
Or at least one of them.
A pigeon in Kathua dictrict of Jammu & Kashmir was 'captured' by the officials for being a Pakistani 'spy'.
That isn't made up. I am sober.
The pigeon was apparently carrying 'coded message' and was captured by people in the Manyari village in Hiranagar sector after they noticed it was coming from the other side of the border.
In connection to that Senior Superintendent of Police of Kathua Shailendra Mishra told Indian Express:
The villagers handed over the pigeon (to the local police station) yesterday. A ring was seen attached to one of its legs with some numbers on it and a probe is on.
Jammu&Kashmir: Locals in Kathua captured a pigeon near Indian border fences today. Shailendra Mishra, SSP Kathua says, "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.Investigation underway" pic.twitter.com/76RJilZTFO— ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2020
Kabutar jaa, jaaa, jaa kind of thing?— Crusader (@aamman22) May 25, 2020
kisi indian kabootar se kaho iss se puche kaha se aaya hai??— the salutary (@MRkumar23) May 25, 2020
Currently, the mentioned 'probe' is on and officials are trying to figure what the code could mean.