Pigeon suspected to be used by Chinese for spying released after 8 months: Mumbai police

Updated: Jan 31 2024 1:33PM

Mumbai, Jan 31 (PTI) A pigeon, suspected to be used by Chinese for spying and kept in the custody of a veterinary hospital here after being caught eight months back, has been released, a police official said on Wednesday.

The Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital for Animals in Parel area here on Monday sought the police's permission to release the bird following which it was freed on Tuesday, the official from RCF (Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers) police station said.

The pigeon was caught in May last year at Pir Pau Jetty in suburban Chembur by the RCF police.