The Courier-Mail

Pigeon spy fly-by bust


NEW DELHI: Indian police have detained a pigeon that flew into a village near the heavily militarise­d border with Pakistan on suspicion it was being used for espionage.

Police said they had Xrayed the bird to see whether it was carrying anything suspicious after a villager spotted a stamp under its feathers that bore Urdu script and the name of a Pakistani district.

Birds have been embroiled in the often deadly rivalry between the countries, with birds detained after being found fitted with small cameras.

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