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CISF to step up security at Taj Mahal

india Updated: Sep 21, 2008 12:58 IST

More Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel are to be deployed at the Taj Mahal in view of increased threat perceptions from terrorist outfits, officials said on Sunday.

One CISF official said more men would be posted at the main gates and in the forecourt of the 17th century marble monument, India's biggest tourist draw.

A senior CISF official visited the Taj on Saturday. A joint committee of the police, the Archaeological Survey of India and CISF is expected to take a periodic review of the security needs of the complex.

The police and the Provincial Armed Constabulary are in charge of security outside the Taj complex. The inner security is the concern of the CISF.