The cops in Ajnala town of Amritsar on Monday had said that they will have a pigeon x-rayed as they suspect that it was spying for Pakistan.
According to Times of India, police in Ajnala town of Amritsar district will have the bird examined to ascertain it does not have a tiny spying object embedded to its body.
The pigeon, the report said, was found near the check-post of Border Security Force (BSF) close to the border with Pakistan. It was later handed over to police for a probe.
The report went on to add that the conveying of coded messages through the bird is not a rare occurrence on the Punjab side of the border.
This is not the first time that Indian authorities have suspected a pigeon from the other side of the border used for for spying.
In February 2017, a “spy pigeon” was caught and it was said that it came from Pakistan. The authorities later claimed it escaped to Pakistan due to police negligence.
Similarly, in May 2016, Indian authorities claimed that a pigeon they caught in Pathankot carried a message stamped in Urdu. Later that year, in October, police officials clipped the wings of a pigeon they caught in Bamial village with a similar message to prevent it from “escaping”.