Taj Mahal in Agra was evacuated on Thursday after bomb threat call on Thursday, reports PTI. Officials said that the call later turned out to be a hoax. 

Officials said that a call arrived from an unidentified person on the emergency response number of the Uttar Pradesh police at 9am on Thursday. The caller claimed that a bomb was kept inside the Taj Mahal. The monument is conserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and protected by armed personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

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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.

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