Tensions ran high at the iconic monument Taj Mahal after Uttar Pradesh Police received a hoax call about a bomb. Panic trigged the place on Thursday morning after the police immediately evacuated hundreds of tourists.
The call from a stranger was reportedly made to the police helpline who informed the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel at Taj Mahal.
The three gates of the Taj Mahal were shut after information of a bomb on the premises of the world heritage monument was received on Dial 112 number of UP Police.
According to Shivram Yadav, superintendent of police, the caller said there was some corruption in his SSC results and that he had planted a bomb on the Taj Mahal premises and that it will explode in some time.
The security forces heaved a sigh of relief after an intensive check for the next few minutes at the monument’s premises proved the call to be a hoax. While the efforts to trace the caller are in full swing, entry to tourists resumed a little after 11 am.
To note, the monument is conserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and protected by armed personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).