127 beggars including 17 handlers booked

   Islamabad Police have accelerated it’s campaign against professional beggars and their handlers and arrested 127 professional beggars and 17 handlers during the first nine days of July.
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.
Police teams under supervision of Additional SP Islamabad Farhat Abbass Kazmi, will continue campaign in the Capital until elimination of the gangs. Additional SP Farhat Abbas Kazmi has said that the police got the tip 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 watch.
He said that these nabbed persons had divided different residential areas, traffic 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 vans, 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 said future.
SSP Operations Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanweer has directed all zonal SPs to intensify this campaign and continue crackdown against the menace in their respective areas.