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Taj Mahal bomb scare turns out to be hoax; reopens for tourists

Security was beefed up at Taj Mahal in Agra and tourists were evacuated after police received a bomb threat call on Thursday morning. However, the call turned out to be a hoax.

The threat call on Uttar Pradesh Police’s emergency number 112 had sent authorities into a tizzy, with an anti-sabotage and CISF QRT rushed to the monument.

The caller said an explosive device had been placed inside the Mughal-era monument and it would blow up any moment. The hoax call has been traced to Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh, an officer said.

 

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