Odisha: Black marketing of Hockey World Cup tickets, 5 detained

The accused persons were using social media to target buyers and sell the tickets of the hockey match at high prices.

Bhubaneswar: There have been allegations of black marketing of Hockey World Cup 2023 tickets in Bhubaneswar at premium prices.

According to reports, the accused persons were using social media to target buyers and sell the tickets of the hockey match at an unimaginably high price.

The accused allegedly charged Rs 1000, Rs 2000 and Rs 4,000 for Rs 100, Rs 200 and Rs 500 tickets respectively.

They were selling tickets for matches scheduled on January 19, January 24 and January 29, the police have caught them red-handed.

It is noteworthy that, as many as five accused out of them one is a girl a civil engineering student of a reputed university in Bhubaneswar.

The Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 which began on January 13 will continue till January 29. The matches are being played at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela.

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