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Uttar Pradesh Police steps up Taj Mahal’s security after threat from ISIS

Archaeological Survey Of India And Senior Police Officials Said That They Have Enough Arrangements Of Police Personnel And The Exercise Was In The Normal Routine.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 17 Mar 2017, 07:26:10 PM

New Delhi :

The Uttar Pradesh police on Friday scaled up the vigil on the banks of the Yamuna River after a website threatened to target the Taj Mahal, the 17th century monument of love.

The authorities told that they have conveyed the information to the police and the intelligence agencies as several teams have been pressed for the patrolling in the area.

Archaeological Survey of India and senior police officials said that they have enough arrangements of police personnel and the exercise was in the normal routine.

As per reports were published in local newspapers, a photo from the website depicted a graphics of the Taj Mahal with a terrorist who was standing alongside holding what looks like a weapon. 

Senior Superintendent of Police Preetinder Singh informed that police officials have kept a close eye on each movement and they are monitoring all crowded places in the vicinity.

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The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has been managing the internal security of the monument while the Uttar Pradesh Police and Provincial Armed Constabulary man the outer posts. 

Beside this, SWOT commandos have been placed at vantage points. 

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First Published : 17 Mar 2017, 03:49:00 PM

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