A Pakistani villager has claimed that he is the owner of a ‘spy’ pigeon captured by the residents of Kathua in J&K a few days back and has asked PM Narendra Modi to return the pigeon with ‘full protocol and due respect.’ The man Habibullah is a resident of Bagga-Shakargarh village in Pakistan.
The pigeon, suspected to be trained in Pakistan for spying and having a ring with alphabets and numbers written on it, was captured by villagers of Manyari, near the India-Pakistan international border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistani daily Dawn quoted Habibullah as saying, “Yes, this is my pet pigeon as it can never be a spy or a terrorist.” The man said that the second pigeon of the pair was with him.
Shailendra Mishra, Senior Superintendent of Police, Kathua, had earlier said that the police was unsure as to where the pigeon came from. The bird was caught near the fence on Indian side of the border and a ring was discovered on the bird’s feet. The police had also found some numbers and alphabets inscribed on the ring.
Speaking to Dawn, Habibullah claimed that he has passion for pigeons adding that he had specially got his mobile number inscribed on the rings.