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UP Police beefs up Taj Mahal's security after ISIS threat

ANI  |  Lucknow(Uttar Pradesh)[ India] 

In the wake of a media report of a threat to the from the terror outfit ISIS, Additional (and Order) Daljeet Chowdhary on Friday assured that proper security has been beefed up and no untoward incident will take place.

"As you are aware, a linkage has been circulated through Whatsapp to many people and we are tying to get the details of it. By prima facie we have taken the matter very seriously and the deployment at for its security has been enhanced. The PAC, CAPF, QRTs and other bomb disposal squads everybody has been alerted," he told ANI.

Chaudhary added that there is a proper frisking and proper surveillance being carried out in and around He said, "We are very sure that any untoward incident will ever happen to the monument."

The internal security in the is provided by the Central Industrial Security Force(CISF). The Police and Provincial Armed Constabulary man the outer posts. SWOT commandos have been put in charge at vantage points.

The annual Taj Mahotsava is set to begin on Saturday.

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 19:59 IST