According to reports, a white pigeon landed on the mud brick house of Ramesh Chandra, a barber, in Manwal village, 4 kilometres from Pakistan’s border. And the Urdu marking arose 'suspicion' and the boy told the police.
The bird was then taken to a veterinary hospital in Pathankot for an X-ray which did not reveal any clues. As per police report: “Nothing adverse has been found, but we have kept the bird in our custody,” said Pathankot senior superintendent of police (SSP) Rakesh Kaushal.
It may be added that the 'spy pigeon' landed on a day when an inter-state meeting on security was being held among officials of Punjab Police, Indian Army as well as those from Kathua and Jammu districts.