An alleged spy pigeon was caught by Indian Police who say the pigeon had a ring on its foot with a Pakistani phone number. Pigeons are used for spying and have for a long time.
Officials have directed that no-one be allowed to visit the pigeon, which police say may have been on a “special mission of spying”.
The bird has been medically examined and was being kept in an air-conditioned room under police guard.
Senior officers have asked to be kept updated on the situation three times a day, according to a report from the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency.
Mr Chahal said local pigeon fanciers in the sensitive border area had told police that Pakistani pigeons were easily identifiable as they look different from Indian ones, according to the Indian Express newspaper.