Islamabad, June 28, 2021 (PPI-OT): Islamabad Police have accelerated its campaign against professional beggars and their handlers and arrested 61 handlers, 411 professional beggars during ongoing month. Following orders of IGP Islamabad Qazi Jamil Ur Rehman, under supervision of SSP (Operations) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanweer, Islamabad Police had launched a massive campaign against professional alm-seekers and their handlers to curb this menace from Federal Capital, Islamabad. Police teams under supervision of Additional SP (Islamabad) Farhat Abbass Kazmi, this campaign will continue in Capital until its elimination.
Additional SP Farhat Abbas Kazmi told that, we got the tips through Safe City Cameras and other intelligence sources about presence of network of beggars’ handlers and got the information about their locations and kept them under the watch. He 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 signals, residential areas and chowks in a Mazda van, taxi and motorcycles” he added.
He 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, Farhat told. SSP (Operations) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanweer further directed all zonal SPs to intensify this campaign and continue crackdown against this menace in their respective areas.
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