FILE PHOTO: General view of a pigeon kept by Oswald Ossie Robson, a pigeon fancier in Pelton Fell after pigeon racing was suspended as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Britain March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith/File Photo
SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Indian police have released a pigeon belonging to a Pakistani fisherman after a probe found that the bird, which had flown across the contentious border between the nuclear-armed nations, was not a spy, two officials said on Friday.
“The pigeon was set free yesterday (May 28) after nothing suspicious was found,” said Shailendra Mishra, a senior police official in Indian-administered Kashmir. It was unclear where the bird was released and whether it flew back to its owner.
The Pakistani owner of the pigeon had urged India to return his bird, which Indian villagers turned over to police after discovering it.
“It’s just an innocent bird,” Habibullah, the owner of the bird, who goes by just one name,…
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