Friday September 24, 2021

Police arrest 35 beggar-handlers

Islamabad:Islamabad police have accelerated its campaign against professional beggars and their handlers and arrested 35 handlers, 546 professional beggars during the ongoing month.

Following orders of IGP Islamabad, Qazi Jamil Ur Rehman, under supervision of SSP (Operations) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanweer, Islamabad police have launched a massive campaign against professional alm-seekers and their handlers to curb this menace from federal capital, Islamabad.

The police officials said that this campaign will continue in the Capital until elimination of the menace. They said the officials got the tip through Safe City Cameras and other intelligence sources about the presence of the network of beggars’ handlers and got the information about their locations and kept them under the watch.

They said that these nabbed persons had divided different residential areas, signals and main chowks for begging activities. “They also used to pick up men, women and children from Katchi Abadies and drop them at various traffic signals, residential areas and chowks in a van, taxi and motorcycles” they added. They maintained that the handlers used to get share from them and support them in case of any issue. Police have registered cases against all the accused under Act relating to human smuggling and sections for involving women/children in begging activities, the officials said further.

SSP (Operations) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanweer has directed all zonal SPs to accelerate this campaign and continue crackdown against this menace in their respective areas.