Akhilesh visits Taj with armed security guards

Akhilesh visits Taj with armed security guards

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has reportedly taken strong exception to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s visit to Taj Mahal in Agra with armed security guards on Tuesday and asked for a report from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which looks after security of the monument, in this regard.

According to the sources here, the ASI has asked the CISF to explain under what circumstances were the guards, who accompanied Akhilesh, allowed into the monument with arms, when there were strict instructions that arms could not be taken inside. Sources said entering the monument with arms was also violation of the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court in this regard. According to the sources here, Uttar Pradesh officials had also exchanged memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the non-resident Indians (NRI) from the state inside the Taj during the chief minister’s visit. Sources said such an exchange was under the ambit of business activity and the same had been banned inside the premises.

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