‘Intruder’ pigeon from Pakistan lands at Ramkot of Kathua District after crossing border

Newspoint Bureau
Kathua, May 18
In the backdrop of incidences of spy birds and animals crossing the Indo-Pak Border from Pakistan side and captured by Indians, one another incidence took place of Thursday at village Thada Kalyal of Tehsil Ramkot, District Kathua. As part of this, panic gripped Ramkot Tehsil, when some people captured a pigeon, which probably had crossed the Indo-Pak border into India’s Kathua area and detained by police for being a ‘suspected spy’.
According to sources, some people working on a brick kiln at village Thada Kalyal saw a white colored pigeon with something written on its tail, sitting there. The people captured the pigeon and noticed something written in Arabic on feathers. They also noticed that pigeon tagged with number 0333-4202670, which seems to be telephone number of Pakistan. The people working on the kiln, where the bird had landed, became skeptical upon noticing the markings in Arabic on the bird and informed the police.
The police after taking the bird into custody took to a veterinary doctor where it underwent an x-ray and medical examination.Although police has not registered case in the matter, however, had an entry made which termed the bird as a ‘suspected spy’, the details of which sent to the security forces?It is pertinent to mention here that during year 2011 Indian authorities detained a pigeon of same type and 2015 on May 29 also people captured intruder pigeon at village Manwal in Pathankot.After failure of contact with SSP and ASP, an officer seeking anonymity said that they had captured a pigeon but had failed to trace the number and the language written on feathers, as both are not clear.

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