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Indian police file case against Miss Universe for photo shoot at Taj Mahal

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Sept. 30, 2013: Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo of the USA, watches a performance by inmates as designer Sanjana Jon, adjusts her veil during a visit to the Tihar Jail in New Delhi, India. Tihar is a massive complex of nine separate jails in New Delhi that is one of the largest incarceration facilities in South Asia.AP

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

Police Inspector Sushant Gaur said Thursday that Culpo, Indian-born fashion designer Sanjana Jon and others in her group are accused of violating India's Heritage Act. Culpo was on a 10-day visit to India.

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

Gaur said they can be jailed for up to two years and fined 100,000 rupees ($1,600) 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.