India clips ‘spy’ pigeon’s wings


New Delhi—Indian police have clipped wings of the “Pakistani pigeon” they claim to have arrested from Bamial village in Punjab province nearly two weeks ago over suspicion of ‘spying’.
“The wings of the pigeon have been clipped to ensure the suspected spy does not fly back to Pakistan,” The Telegraph India quoted a senior Indian Punjab police official as saying. “We have sent a preliminary report to the Union home ministry, including an X-ray report of the bird which did not reveal anything suspicious,” the official added.
The pigeon, which was initially detained by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel at Simbal post in Pathankot’s Bamial sector, had an Urdu message addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Modi, do not consider us the same people as we were during 1971. Now each and every child is ready to fight against India,” read the message.
The pigeon’s wings were clipped last week with the help of a veterinary worker, according to a police inspector at Bamial police station where the espionage bird has been kept in detention.—INP