In a crackdown against touts, police has arrested as many as 11 people who were selling Rajinikanth starrer ‘Kabali’ tickets in black market. Fans had complained that tickets were not available in theatres and that some unscrupulous elements had bought them in bulk with the express purpose of selling them at a premium. With a number of complaints piling up, the police swooped down and made these arrests.
Cyberabad East police commissionerate sent a special team to as many as 12 theatres. The huge demand for Rajinikanth’s latest movie has ensured a thriving black market in tickets, but this has impacted the common fan the most. Many of them were seen returning from ticket counters disappointed.
Citing violation of the Cinematography Regulation Act Police seized 126 movie tickets and a cash of Rs 11,640. They were handed over to respective police stations for necessary action.
“Kabali” was released on Friday amid an unprecedented frenzy. The Telugu version of the movie hit over 100 screens in Greater Hyderabad.
The tickets were sold out on Thursday. The blackmarketers made most of Rajinikant mania by selling a Rs 150 ticket for as high as Rs 800.
(With inputs from IANS)