22 professional beggars arrested during crackdown


The Rawalpindi Police, in its crackdowns on professional beggars on Sunday, arrested 22 beggars to discourage the menace of begging and avoid risk of road accidents due to jaywalking of tramps.

On the directives of the in-charge Beggars Squad, the respective teams, took action against professional beggars and detained them in different police stations of Rawalpindi city, said the Rawalpindi Police spokesperson.

On this occasion, SSP Operations Waseem Riaz said special Beggar Squad was working hard to overcome the increasing number of professional beggars.

“The professional beggars stand on various highways and squares of Rawalpindi city and not only affect the flow of traffic but also increase risk of accidents.

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