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Terrorist threat at Taj Mahal, security upped

June 12, 2007 17:47 IST

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Security has been beefed up at the world famous monument Taj Mahal following reports of a threat from a Pakistan-based terror outfit.

"There is an intelligence report of a terrorist's presence in Agra," Senior Police Superintendent Hari Ram Sharma told UNI in Agra.

Therefore, security has been tightened around Taj Mahal, which attracts a large number of tourists, he added.

Intelligence agencies from time to time issue specific directives regarding terrorists' activities and the present threat perception is one such case, Sharma said.

A few days back, a CD circulated by terror outfit Al Qaeda [Images], indicating threat to Taj Mahal, had caused panic among the security agencies. At least three terrorists have been nabbed in Agra since 2001.