//Police bust Tirumala NRI darshan racket, 4 held

Police bust Tirumala NRI darshan racket, 4 held

Police arrested four persons for arranging VIP darshan at Sri Venkateswara Temple Tirumala for NRI pilgrims using fake recommendation letters from ‘five MLAs.’ The poice said today R Prabhakar (37), Prakash (25), Venu (20) and Prashant (25), all natives of Chittoor district, were arrested for collecting Rs 10,000 from 50 NRI pilgrims. 

The racket came to light when the TTD vigilance personnel grew suspicious of Prabhakar when he was trying to take the NRIs through the VIP entry point at the Temple. The vigilance personnel immediately informed the Tirumala Crime police who arrested the gang. Tirumala Crime Inspector Eeshwar Reddy told UNI the accused produced recommedation letters using fake letterheads of MLAs of Madanapally, Sativeedu, Tirupati, Adanki and Vijayawada