Two arrested with pistols close to the Taj

December 14th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Agra, Dec 14 (IANS) Two people were arrested from close to the Taj Mahal with illegal pistols, the police have said.The Taj Ganj police Saturday arrested two people, who hailed from Mainpuri, from within the yellow security zone that is upto 500 metres from the 17th century monument.

Three others managed to escape.

The police said that the gang had come to loot tourists.

Senior district officials were worried as to how the gang managed to breach the 500 metre security ring, despite such an elaborate arrangement.

An inquiry has been ordered.

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