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Three Hindu Mahasabha Members Arrested For Praying to Shiva in Taj Mahal Complex

A case was registered against the trio after they were apprehended by Central Industrial Security Force personnel deployed at the monument and handed over to the police.

Agra: Three members of the Hindu Mahasabha were arrested on Thursday for offering prayers to Lord Shiva inside the Taj Mahal compound, police said.

A case was registered against the trio, including a woman, after they were apprehended by Central Industrial Security Force personnel deployed at the monument and handed over to the police, inspector Umesh Chandra Tripathi of Tajganj police station said.

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Police said Meena Diwakar, the provincial president of the Hindu Mahasabha, started praying along with the other two on a bench near the central tank in the complex.

The Mughal-era monument is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.