NEW DELHI - India has claimed to have caught a ‘Pakistani spy pigeon’ and social media is finding it hilarious.
Indian officials said on Monday, June 11, that the bird was found near the Indo-Pak border with “markings on its body” that were partly in Urdu,reported the BBC news channel.
A teenager from the village of Manwal, close to the border, found and took the pigeon to the nearest police station where the creature was X-rayed.
Although nothing suspicious was found on the bird, the police have kept it in custody and it has apparently been logged as a “suspected spy” in the area’s official police diary.
The news quickly spread on social media and users couldn’t get enough of the feathered ‘spy’ in Indian custody.
American comedian Jeremy McLellan with the Twitter handle, @JeremyMcLellan, posted: “Another one of my agents captured behind enemy lines. We will not forget you.”