Board members, 25 employees named
There are over two dozen types of sevas that can be offered at the temple and the demand for tickets is such that for some sevas bookings are full for the next six-seven months.
The Vigilance inquiry also named the personal assistants of three board members for illegally selling tickets through agents. The others named in the report are all TTD employees having access to the ticketing system.
It is a major blow to the TTD because on August 3, even as the Vigilance inquiry was going on, the Andhra Pradesh High Court had directed the CID to investigate the illegal sale of tickets. The High Court gave the order in a petition filed by a TTD official accused of selling tickets in black. The court found fault with the investigation conducted by the police at Tirumala, where a case was registered.
Additional DGP (CID) A Siva Narayana said a special investigation team has been constituted which is conducting the
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