One arrested for black marketing Indo-Pak match on E-bay

The cyber cell of the city police found the accused, identified as Mandeep Singh Bhangu (27), selling the Rs 250 ticket at a whopping price of Rs 30,000 through online shopping website e-bay.com, police said in a statement.

Bhangu was offering five tickets of Rs. 250 each at an exaggerated price which was around 100 times more than the actual price of the ticket, the police said.

The accused invited the bids for the sale of tickets on the E-bay website. He wrote in a message- "Life time opportunity to watch the Clash of Titans in World Cup Semifinal. This is it, the best match ever to happen in history of Cricket. 5 Tickets for Chair Block Entrance Gate India Vs Pakistan. Would you dare to miss this match? And curse yourself for your whole lifetime."

"5 Tickets for 1800 Pounds, 3000 Dollars, Rs. 120,000. Individual ticket to be sold at a price of Rs. 30k per ticket, please send me a message," the message read.

After learning about the offer, Police swung into action and made a bid of Rs. 95,000 for all the five tickets and left a contact number on the website.

Within minutes, the accused contacted the police, and a deal was struck and he was asked to reach a coffee joint in Sector 11.

Bhangu reached the joint and a police officer was sent to negotiate with him. After negotiations, one ticket was purchased from for Rs. 24,000 and he was caught red handed. The four other tickets were also recovered from him, police said.

Bhangu recently returned from England after completing his Masters degree in computer engineering, from University of Wales.

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