30 touts held for selling tickets in black

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Tirumala, May 17 (UNI) In a major breakthrough, the Tirumala police arrested nearly 30 touts and held one TTD security guard for allegedly selling Sri Vari seva tickets in black, here today.

Police said after arresting two TTD employees yesterday, Tirumala police had constituted separate teams.

Acting on a tip-off, they arrested 30 touts at various places in Tirumala and seized cash and cell phones from there possession. Some fake VIP recommendation letters from MLA's, Ministers and other top officials have also been seized, police added.

The security guard Chandrakumar was held for selling two Archananthra darshan tickets to Maharashtra-based devotees for Rs 700 against its actual price of Rs 400, TTD vigilance and security office told UNI.

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