Pigeon with ‘spy camera’ found in trawler

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Pigeon with ‘spy camera’ found in trawler

Friday, 10 March 2023 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

A pigeon with a suspected spy camera attached to its leg was found from a fishing trawler off the Paradip coast on Wednesday.

Some fishermen reportedly found the pigeon perching on the trawler while fishing in the sea, sources said.

The bird was later captured and handed over to the Marine police at Paradip.

It was suspected that a spy camera and a chip have been attached to the legs of the pigeon. Besides, certain messages in some foreign languages were also found on the feathers of the bird, said a source.

Jagatsinghpur SP Rahul PR said, “The pigeon has been kept at the Marine police station at Paradip. Our veterinarians will examine it. We will send the bird to the State Forensic Science Laboratory (SFSL) for examination of the device attached to its leg. It is suspected that a camera has been attached to the pigeon’s leg. We will also seek experts’ help to find out if something is written on the feathers of the pigeon.”

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