An NGO in Jammu and Kashmir has alleged that the pigeons that J&K police recently seized, might have been used for espionage and spying purpose.
The Jammu & Kashmir Police has on October 5 seized more than 150 pigeons in Jammu’s Vikram Chowk area.
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Three people were found smuggling these pigeons in Banana boxes and were later booked under Section 144 of Cruelty against the Animals Act.
The police had then handed over these pigeons to a local NGO called SAVE (Save Animals Value Environment) who recently noticed some suspicious things about these birds.
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The NGO chairman thus immediately wrote to the deputy commissioner of Jammu, who in-turn gave orders to enquire if the pigeons were being to be used in spying activities.
According to SAVE’s Namrata Hakhoo, the NGO noticed that these Pigeons had some kind of magnetic metallic rings in their claws and that what raised their suspicions.
The police are now probing if these pigeons were being smuggled for the purpose of espionage or spying in India.
This is not the first incident of Pigeons being used by Pakistan for spying.
Earlier this month BSF had captured a pigeon, which had apparently crossed the border with a letter addressed to PM Modi in Urdu. The pigeon was immediately taken into custody and probe ordered.