Agra, March 04 2021|| News Desk

Synopsis:
The Taj Mahal complex was vacated on March 4 morning after a hoax bomb call. Several tourists visiting the monument in Agra were asked to move out. Extensive checking was undertaken at the monument’s premises. It was opened again at 11.15 am after nothing objectionable was found

The Taj Mahal complex in Agra was vacated on Thursday morning following a hoax bomb call, officials said.

According to Sources, an unidentified person called the 112 emergency response number of the Uttar Pradesh police at around 9 am and claimed that a bomb was kept inside the monument. The monument is conserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and protected by armed personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

The Uttar Pradesh police immediately informed the CISF personnel, who asked the visitors to vacate the premises of the iconic 17th-century monument and launched anti-sabotage checks around 9:15 am.

“Nothing suspicious has been found and the checks are almost done,” a senior CISF officer said in Delhi.

The hoax call has been traced to Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh, another officer said.

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