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India suspects another pigeon as Pakistan spy

CHANDIGARH:  After the famous famous spy-pigeon incident, Indian intelligence and army officials have taken another pigeon under inspection after it was found to have “some words written in Urdu” on its wings.

Officials suspect the the bird, found in Indian Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district, apparently flew from Pakistan.

The white pigeon was spotted by Naresh Kumar, a resident of Motla village in the district, yesterday at his house.

He contacted nearby police station after noticing something written on its wings in Urdu.

The bird was “inspected” by the sleuths of security agencies and an X-ray scan was also conducted on it.

“Police found some numerical digits stamped on the bird’s wings. We are trying to ascertain if it is a mobile number and if the pigeon came from Pakistan,” said DSP, Mukerian, Bhupinder Singh, according to Indian media reports.

“There is a stamp and something written in Urdu on its wings. Besides, an eleven-digit number was also found on its body,” SHO, Mukerian, Jaswinderpal Singh said.

“We got the writing translated…Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday is written on the pigeon’s body,” he said.

Officials from the state intelligence and the Army also inspected the bird, police said.

Last year, a pigeon with some words written in Urdu was found by villagers in the Bamial sector of Pathankot district, which is just a few kilometres away from the Indo-Pak border.