Breaking News: Pigeon Held in India on Suspicion of Spying

The pigeon had a ring around its foot and a Pakistani phone number and address stamped on its body in red ink.

“NEW DELHI — Indian police are holding a pigeon under armed guard after it was caught on an alleged spying mission for arch rivals and neighbours Pakistan, media reported on Friday.

The white-coloured bird was found by a local resident in India’s Punjab state, which borders Pakistan, and taken to a police station 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the capital Amritsar.

The pigeon had a ring around its foot and a Pakistani phone number and address stamped on its body in red ink.

Police officer Ramdas Jagjit Singh Chahal told the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency that they suspected the pigeon may have landed on Indian soil from Pakistan with a message, although no trace of a note has been found.

Officials have directed that no-one should be allowed to visit the pigeon, which police say may have been on a “special mission of spying”.

The bird has been medically examined and was being kept in an air-conditioned room under police guard.

Senior officers have asked to be kept updated on the situation three times a day, PTI said.

Chahal said local pigeon fanciers in the sensitive border area had told police that Pakistani pigeons were easily identifiable as they look different from Indian ones, according to the Indian Express newspaper.”

Needless to say I shall be attempting to make contact with the poor fuck at the earliest opportunity.

Suspect the prisons over there are well rank, and I bet he’s not even seen a lawyer.

Cheers for the heads up, Lee-Anne!

May 29, 2010. Uncategorized.


  1. Becci replied:

    Aw, poor little guy.

  2. pigeonblog replied:

    Becci. He’s on hunger strike, apparently.
    Your pal

  3. allanah replied:

    Will someone be questioning the pigeon. Will he give anything away under interrogation???

  4. pigeonblog replied:

    allanah: One sincerely hopes not, although I hear the feather plucking over there can be quite harsh…
    Your pal

  5. Bicoid Babe replied:

    Poor little guy. I’ll be praying for him.

  6. pigeonblog replied:

    Bicoid Babe: Nice one. Was thinking of flying over will I found out how far away it was, and what with the ash cloud an all…
    Your pal

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