Indian authorities take PIA balloon into custody in Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK)
Authorities in occupied Kashmir have seized a plane-shaped balloon bearing the name of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
The balloon was seized in the Sotra Chak village of the Hiranagar sector in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) on Tuesday evening.
The PIA balloon seizure was reported by the Asian News International (ANI), which is an Indian news agency, on Twitter.
“An aircraft-shaped balloon with PIA written on it landed in Sotra Chak village, Hiranagar sector yesterday evening,” ANI said.
“The balloon was taken into custody by the police,” the media agency added.
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
According to another Indian media agency, locals saw the balloon and informed the police.
Upon receiving the reports, police teams reached the spot and took the balloon into custody. The matter is currently under police investigation.
It wasn’t immediately known where the balloon came from.
In 2015, a pigeon was captured by the Indian Armed Forces for crossing the Indo-Pak border into India’s Pathankot area.
Last year in May, Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) claimed to have captured another “spy pigeon from Pakistan” and handed it over to police in IIOJK.
A Pakistani villager later said he was the pigeon owner and refuted the allegation of it being “a spy or a terrorist.”
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