(CBS/AP) LUCKNOW, India - Indian police have filed a case against Miss
Universe, American Olivia Culpo, for an unauthorized fashion shoot at the Taj
Mahal, India's white-marble monument to love, a police officer said
Police Inspector Sushant Gaur said Culpo, 21, and others in her group are
accused of violating India's Heritage Act.
Indian media said commercial activity is banned on the premises of the Taj
Mahal, a World Heritage Site.
Culpo, from Cranston, Rhode Island, was on a 10-day visit to India.
Gaur said the group shot a commercial for footwear at the Taj Mahal on Sunday
without the permission of the state-run Archaeological Survey of India. Police
acted on a complaint received from the ASI on Thursday, Gaur said.
Culpo and the others implicated could be jailed for up to two years and fined
$1,600 if found guilty, Guar said.
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.
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, who was crowned Miss Universe in December 2012, left India on Sunday night. A
representative in India declined to comment.