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