Bomb threat at Taj Mahal, police say it was a hoax
The Agra police went on a wild goose chase following a bomb threat to the Taj Mahal. An unidentified caller said that there was a bomb at the Taj Mahal following which scores of security personnel were pressed into service.
A search operation was launched and the bomb disposal squad too was called in. The Tajganj police station in-charge Raja Singh said that the call was received on the emergency number at around 9.40 pm on Monday.
The lights at the Taj were turned off and the dog squad too was brought in. The search operation concluded at around 9.40 pm following which the bomb threat was declared a hoax.
The phone call came on a day when a dozen youths belonging to Hindu outfits were caught reciting Shiva Chalisa on the premises of the Taj Mahal, causing tension at the iconic monument, which, they claimed, was originally a Shiva temple.