Flight of Freedom: The Tale of the Suspected Spy Pigeon

Indian police released a suspected Chinese spy pigeon after an eight-month detention on Tuesday, Press Trust of India reported. The pigeon, initially captured near a port in Mumbai with Chinese-looking words on its rings, was thought to be involved in espionage.

However, it was later discovered to be an open-water racing bird from Taiwan. With police permission, the bird was released by doctors from the Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


This incident is not the first time a bird has been suspected of spying in India. In 2020, a pigeon belonging to a Pakistani fisherman was released in Indian-controlled Kashmir after it was found not to be a spy. Similarly, in 2016, another pigeon was taken into custody for carrying a threat against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In a world filled with unusual occurrences, the story of the suspected Chinese spy pigeon turned out to be a case of mistaken identity. It serves as a reminder of how perception can sometimes lead to misunderstandings and unnecessary actions. Despite the initial suspicions, the bird was eventually freed, highlighting the importance of thorough investigations before jumping to conclusions. Hopefully, this incident will prompt authorities to exercise caution and restraint in similar situations in the future.

Posted in Crime & Law Culture & Travel Business & Politics by Quynh Nguyen

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