Punjab police arrest ticket blackmarketeers

Blackmarketing of tickets have seen an ascend ahead of Wednesday s India-Pakistan World Cup semi-final clash in Mohali.

By CricketCountry Staff

Chandigarh: Mar 28, 2011

Blackmarketing of tickets have seen an ascend ahead of Wednesday s India-Pakistan World Cup semi-final clash in Mohali.

According to sources, Punjab police have arrested eight blackmarketeers in different raids and have booked them for cheating.

Chandigarh police arrested a college student Yogesh Sharma from Sector 17 on Sunday. “We arrested Yogesh while he was trying to sell two Rs.250 tickets for Rs.20000. A case of cheating has been registered against him and our investigation is on,” said a police official.

Punjab police have also arrested three people, including a student, for the black marketing of tickets, late Sunday.

“Manish Nagal, a college student, was arrested from outside the PCA stadium. He was selling a Rs.250 ticket for Rs.18,000. Besides, we have arrested Rashid and his friend Amardeep Dutt for selling Rs.250 tickets for Rs.20,000 each,” said Harpreet Singh, Mohali superintendent of police (city).

Earlier, Police arrested as students near the IT-Park, Manimajra, and also recovered cash from them. The accused were later identified as Jasmeet Singh, a student of SD College, Sector 32, Rohit Kumar of Burail and Hemant Kumar of Sector 47.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up for the high octane clash with one team making it to the World Cup final.

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