Rawalpindi police arrest 1,269 skilled beggars in February

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RAWALPINDI: The City Traffic Police has arrested as many as 1,269 skilled beggars from the town because it ramps up the marketing campaign towards them. 

The Incharge Anti-Begging Squad City Traffic Police (CTP), chatting with APP, urged the residents to play their position in discouraging skilled beggars.

The CTP has lodged a lot of first info experiences (FIRs) in numerous police stations towards beggars caught from totally different areas, he mentioned.

The police officer mentioned that they had been making an attempt to eradicate begging from the town roads and {many professional} beggars had been caught and despatched behind bars.

The squad’s chief famous that out of the entire beggars caught, nearly 80% had been professionals.

“60% beggars caught from city roads were healthy and fit while only 20% were disabled persons and 20% were drug addicts,” he knowledgeable.

A lot of beggars are dropped at Rawalpindi from Southern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, and different far-flung areas of the nation, who function by way of contractors, he mentioned.

Hundreds of beggar kids netted from the town roads had been handed over to Child Protection Bureau (CPB), the police officer added.