Miss Universe in hot water over fashion shoot

Indian police have filed a case against Miss Universe, American Olivia Culpo, for an unauthorised footwear fashion shoot at the Taj Mahal, India’s white-marble monument to love.

Miss Universe in hot water over fashion shoot

Indian police have filed a case against Miss Universe, American Olivia Culpo, for an unauthorised footwear fashion shoot at the Taj Mahal, India’s white-marble monument to love.

Ms Culpo, Indian-born fashion designer Sanjana Jon and others in her group are accused of violating India’s Heritage Act. She was on a 10-day visit to India.

Police Inspector Sushant Gaur said they shot a commercial at the Taj Mahal on Sunday without the permission of the state-run Archaeological Survey of India.

Mr Gaur said they can be jailed for up to two years and fined 100,000 rupees (€1,100) if found guilty.

Indian police file a case as a first step in investigating a complaint. They formally charge a suspect in court at the end of the investigation.

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