The Indian police have taken an airplane-shaped balloon into custody for being emblazoned with the text ‘PIA’ (Pakistan International Airlines).
The balloon was found in the village of Sotra Chak of the Hiranagar sector in Occupied Kashmir on Tuesday evening.
The Indian news agency, ANI, said that the Rajbagh police have taken the balloon into custody and have launched an investigation into the matter.
An aircraft-shaped balloon with 'PIA' written on it landed in Sotra Chak village of Hiranagar sector yesterday evening. The balloon was taken into custody by police: Jammu and Kashmir Police pic.twitter.com/GVGWmhesYl
— ANI (@ANI) March 10, 2021
This is not the first time that the Indian law enforcement agencies have made such a bizarre move that has been ridiculed worldwide.
In May 2020, the Indian border security force had captured a ‘Pakistani spy pigeon’ and handed it over to the police in Occupied Kashmir.
As per Indian media reports, the pigeon had been ‘detained’ as a ‘suspected Pakistani spy’ because it bore a clear pink mark and a tag on one leg. The police suspected that the pigeon had been used for spy activities by Pakistan.