A pigeon with a chip has created a major scare after it was found near the India-Pakistan coastal border at Gujarat. The Home Ministry which has been given a report to this effect is examining the details of the case, but prima facie it appears as though this pigeon which is used to race in some countries may have strayed into the Salay Essar Jetty shore in search of water.
The pigeon in question is the Benjing Dual and is in demand in several countries where pigeon races are conducted. It could well be a possibility that the pigeon had strayed off and very often chips are attached to these birds during races to keep a track an intelligence bureau official informed Oneindia.
The security scare:
The Indian security agencies which is still fresh with memories of the terror boat from Pakistan had their task cut out on discovering this pigeon.
The pigeon was found with a chip on its leg. There were also writings on its wing. While on the leg of the pigeon there was a chip attached with the number 28733 on the wing the security agencies found Rasul Ul Allah written on it.
On discovering the pigeon a report was immediately dashed off to the Home Ministry which asked the agencies to look into the matter.
The anti terrorism squad and the forensic experts in Gujarat were roped in to study the incident. The investigations are on since the past week after the pigeon was first discovered on March 20th.
What could it be?
There are various possibilities that are being probed into. An officer informed that the pigeon had strayed. Prima facie, the bird appears to possess no threat.
This bird is in great demand for racing events especially in Arab nations. Chips are installed on this birds to keep a track of them while they are racing. The writing on the wing could well be the name of the bird.
When asked if this could be the handiwork of some group trying to carry out a reconnaissance, the officer said it is highly unlikely. The chips does not appear to have the capabilities of picking up large date. However we are looking into every aspect the officer also added.
The forest department too is examining the case. They have said that the bird arrived at the Salaya Essar Jetty shore in search of water.