Site Intelligence Group which tracks terrorist' activities on the web warned a possible attack on the Taj Mahal by citing a graphic image depicting the 17th-century monument as a target.
The intelligence group said that a pro-Islamic states group warned of an attack in India by publishing the graphic which was posted on a channel of Telegram by the Ahwaal Ummat Media Center on 14 March.
The graphic features a fighter with different kinds of arms facing Taj Mahal, with an image of the monument in inset with the caption “New target”.
An image of a van can also be seen in the graphic with Arabic text “Agra istishhadi” (Agra martyrdom-seeker) on it.
Earlier a pro-IS group had threatened to carry out terror attacks in India after suspected militant Saifullah was killed by police in Lucknow on 8 March.
It was also posted in a Telegram channel.
The channel had posted a photo of Saifullah with the caption “soldier of the Khilafah from India”.
Meanwhile, the Indian security officials are yet to prove Saifullah's links with terrorist- organisations.
Several human rights organisations and advocacy groups raised doubts on the police action and have described it as a tactic by the central government to polarise the last phase of election in UP in the BJP’s favour.
After the police action, the men in uniform changed its stance several times casting doubts on the state narrative. After the killing, police DIG said the slain man was an IS militant, but later retracted that he has no connection with the IS.