Kashmir Indepth

Suspicious pigeon captured near Pakistan border in  Akhnoor with blue, yellow rings tied to its legs

Jammu , Sept 2 ( KINS ) The Border Security Force (BSF)  on Thursday said that a suspicious pigeon was captured near the Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor sector with blue and yellow rings tied to its legs.

According to the BSP, the white colour Pigeon was caught on September 1 around 6:15 pm. The BSF men who captured the pigeon found out that a blue colour ring bearing No 0315-7827659 on the right leg and written  “OK” on the left leg in yellow colour.

Further investigation is underway into the matter.

Earlier in May, the locals living close to the international border (IB) in the Kathua district captured a pigeon with a coded ring tagged to its foot. The pigeon, painted pink, was caught near the Manyari village.

“We don’t know where the bird has come from. Locals on our side captured it near our fence. We have found a ring tagged to it its foot on which some numbers are written,” Kathua SSP Shailendra Kumar Misra had said.

“The pigeon, suspected to be trained in Pakistan for spying, has a ring with alphabets and numbers written on it,” a police source said, adding, “though birds have no boundaries and many of them fly across international borders during migration, a coded ring tagged to the captured pigeon’s body is a cause for concern as migratory birds don’t have such rings

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