Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Pakistan ‘arrests’ monkey for crossing India border

Authorities in Pakistan's Punjab province have “arrested” a monkey that crossed its border with India, the Times of India reports.
Beware the Indian spying monkeys. (Richard Kirby - Nat Geo Wild)

Wildlife officials captured the monkey after a struggle and took him to Bahawalpur Zoo in Punjab, where he was named Bobby.

The capture may be payback for an incident last year, in which Indian police detained a pigeon and kept it under armed guard after it was caught on an alleged spying mission for Pakistan. The pigeon was found with a ring around its foot, and a Pakistani phone number and address stamped in red ink on its body. It is unclear whether the bird was ever released.

The monkey capture comes on the heels of several blow ups between the neighbors and archrivals. Monday, an Indian minister said India held Pakistan responsible for all crises in Afghanistan, and Pakistan chastised Australia for selling uranium to India, demanding it be able to buy the nuclear raw material, too.

Last week, a controversial FHM India magazine cover was released featuring a nude photo of Pakistani actress Veena Malik.

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