UP Police have filed a case against Miss Universe Olivia Culpo for an unauthorised fashion shoot at the Taj Mahal,officials said Thursday.
Inspector Sushant Gaur said Culpo and others in her group are accused of violating Indias Heritage Act. Culpo,from Cranston,Rhode Island,was on a 10-day visit to India to promote issues such as celebrating the girl child,women empowerment and AIDS awareness across the country.
He said they shot a commercial for footwear at the Taj Mahal on Sunday without the permission of Archaeological Survey of India. Police acted on a complaint received from the ASI Thursday,Gaur said.
If found guilty,they can be jailed for up to two years and fined 100,000 rupees ($1,600),Guar said,adding that chargesheet will be filed after the investigations are over.
As per rules,commercial activity is banned on the premises of the Taj Mahal,a World Heritage Site.
Culpo posed for photographs wearing one sandal,holding another in her hand and keeping another pair on the bench she was sitting on,Guar said. Culpo left India Sunday night. AP