India has released a pigeon that had been imprisoned for eight months on suspicion of espionage. The animal was ultimately acquitted, reports the animal rights organization PETA.
The pigeon was intercepted in May when it was carrying an “unreadable message” and was taken into custody at a veterinary clinic in Mumbai. According to the Indian newspaper ‘Times of India’, the message was written in Chinese. The police opened an espionage file against the pigeon, but closed the file at the end of the investigation, the newspaper writes.
It is not the first time that a pigeon has been locked up in India on suspicion of espionage. In 2016, a pigeon carrying a threatening message to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was captured near the Pakistani border
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