Tiatrgate: Four held for fake tickets

 The Calangute police on Thursday arrested four persons for printing and selling duplicate tickets for a charity performance of a tiatr.

A resident of Candolim, Nirmala Costa Frias, had lodged a complaint with the Calangute police that some people were selling duplicate tickets for a performance of a tiatr, 'Hoi ani nam', which was to be staged at Kala Academy on September 30, in aid of the old age home run by the Society of St Vincent de Paul in Candolim.

Costa Frias named four persons, Agnelo D'Costa of Navelim, Staney Menezes of New Vaddem-Vasco, Julio Rodrigues of Chinchinim and Glenn D'Souza of Pajifond, Margao, in her complaint. On receiving the complaint, Calangute PSI Melson Colaco swung into action and on Thursday arrested the four after summoning them for questioning.

It is learnt that while the original donation passes printed had the line 'In aid of the Society of St Vincent de Paul', the fake donation passes, which were printed on similar paper, had the line 'In Aid of Old Age Home For Poor'. [TOI]