The Indian police have captured more than 150 pigeons apparently being smuggled for the purpose of spying in Indian-Occupied Kashmir.
According to media reports, “The Indian Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is examining a case in which 153 pigeons were seized by the police that were being smuggled from the Punjab border to Pulwama district of south Kashmir,” a police officer said.
“A few days ago, police seized a few cartons from a Kashmir-bound vehicle in which 153 pigeons were being smuggled to the Kashmir Valley. The pigeons had strange pink marking and suspicious rings after which the DC Jammu referred the case to the CID for investigation,” Sunil Gupta, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Jammu, said.
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) has ordered an inquiry into the issue. The birds would be released only after the investigation is completed, the police official said.
“The CID is investigating the case and after that decision will be taken whether to release the birds or not. As of now the investigation is going on,” the DC said.
It is not the first time that India has captured pigeons, few months ago a pigeon was seized by the Indian army and same happened last year. We just don’t get this; why are Indians so obsessed with pigeons?