BSF hands over suspected ''spy hawk'' to forest department

Jaisalmer, Feb 10 (PTI) The BSF has handed over asuspected spy hawk, captured by jawans from near theIndo-Pakistan border, to the forest department here, officialssaid today.

"After primary examination, it seems that the birdflew in here hunting for prey. However, we have taken x-ray ofthe bird to know if it has some espionage devices inside andanything could be said only after the report comes out," saida BSF official said.

The BSF had captured the bird fitted with a transmitterlike instrument near the Indo-Pakistan border here on Tuesdayand suspected it be a spy hawk sent to Indian territory.

According to official sources, hawks trained forespionage purposes with antennae and other such equipment havebeen caught in the past too.

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