PSL final: Ticket fraudster granted bail

Published: March 4, 2017

LAHORE: A judicial magistrate granted bail to a man, who was arrested allegedly for selling Pakistan Super League (PSL) final tickets on the black market.

Umer Waqas was granted bail after furnishing bonds worth Rs50,000 in a case registered by the FIA against him.

Abdul Basit had complained against a person using Facebook to sell the tickets illegally.

The suspect had advertised on  a Facebook page titled ‘Philosphiyan’ that he had a number of Rs500 tickets to the PSL final at Gaddafi Stadium that he was selling for Rs1,500. The complainant added nobody other than the Bank of Punjab could sell these tickets.

A five-member FIA team lured the ticket seller to Hafeez Centre arrested him.

The FIA officials confiscated four tickets from the suspect as well as his with Facebook chat logs on his mobile phone.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 4th, 2017.

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