A pigeon, which found itself in Indian police custody for eight months under suspicion of being a Chinese spy, has finally been set free after being cleared of all charges.
The bird came under scrutiny when it was captured at a Mumbai port, and messages resembling Chinese characters were discovered written on its wings. Initially, the police filed a spying case against the pigeon, launching a legal investigation.
However, after eight months of thorough examination, the charges against the feathered suspect were dropped. Throughout the inquiry period, the pigeon was housed in a city hospital. This incident is not the first time pigeons have been detained in India on suspicions of espionage, as similar unusual occurrences have been reported in the past.
The release of the pigeon marks the end of a peculiar chapter, shedding light on the unusual nature of this particular case. While pigeons are not conventional suspects in matters of espionage, this incident adds to the curious history of avian involvements in security concerns in the region.