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23rd June 2021

By Karen Pickwick

A Pakistani pigeon was arrested by Indian law enforcement officers on suspicion of being a spy.

The bird flew over the contentious border and was apprehended due to a suspicious ring around its ankle printed with numbers.

The numbers were actually the cell phone number of the pigeon’s owner and, according to the Reader’s Digest, after a thorough investigation, it was deemed not a threat to national security and was set free.

“It was just an innocent bird,” police told Reuters.

This wasn’t the first case of avian espionage in the area; in 2016, a pigeon was taken into Indian custody after it was found with a note threatening Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.