A balloon with a message written in Urdu threatening India of dire consequences was found in a field today at Tibba village in Kangra district, police said. The balloon was found by a person named Romesh Kumar when he reached his field this morning. He then informed the Indora police station, ASI Devanand said. “The message in Urdu read ‘India has to face the consequences’. It was written on a piece of cloth, which was tied to the balloon,” he said.
Senior police officers have been briefed on the incident, DSP Nurpur Navdeep Singh said. “The balloon was found on the Himachal Pradesh-Punjab border. The Punjab government has been also informed about it,” Singh said. On October 1, two balloons with a message in Urdu and purportedly addressed to the Prime Minister were found at Ghesal village in Punjab.
While on October 2, a pigeon carrying a similar message, apparently from across the border, was taken into ‘custody’ by the BSF at Pathankot’s Simbal post in Bamial sector.