TTD vigilance officials unearth darshan ticket racket
October 19, 2013 - Tirupati
In a major breakthrough, the TTD vigilance and security personnel on Saturday unearthed a massive racket involved in the black-marketing of darshan tickets and took into custody of an offender Chaitanya Kumar and seized 46 darshan tickets from him. Sources said that according to preliminary investigation said that the gang carried operation, hand in glove with the staff at the Vaikuntam queue complex through which the Rs.300 darshan ticket holders are allowed for darshan. Sources said that the staff entrusted with the verification of the Rs.300 darshan tokens at the time of their entry into the queue complex deceitfully held back the tokens and recycled them to the devotees prepared to buy them in the black market at a higher rates.