City Traffic Police (CTP) rounded up 473 beggars from city roads during September and several cases were also registered against the professional beggars. According to Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Rawalpindi, Muhammad Bin Ashraf, the cases were registered in various police stations of the city against professional beggars. He said that city traffic police were trying to eliminate the begging from the city roads and during its efforts, as many as 473 beggars were rounded up and handed over to district police.
He said that beggar children netted from the city roads were handed over to Child Protection Bureau (CPB). He further said that special anti-beggars squad of CTP and Rawalpindi district police is conducting raids at different roads and intersections and action in accordance with the law is taken against beggars. Directives have also been issued to the squad to register cases against the beggars and the report in this regard should be sent to CTO office on daily basis, he said.—APP