Banyan tree under arrest in Pakistan for 100 years

It seem like a tree in Pakistan’s Khyber Agency has been serving a life term. The tree located in Landi Kotal army cantonment area, was arrested in 1898 for allegedly attempting to attack a British official.

A plaque fixed on the tree reads “I am under arrest” the tree was arrested at the orders of British army officer James Squid who was drunk at the time and saw an old tree lurch towards him. Squid ordered a soldier to arrest the tree immediately.

Whatever, may be the reason, the tree in custody has made the region famous with many tourists coming to have a look at this strange sight.

Ever since it has been tied to chains – maybe because it may try to escape or something!

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