ISLAMABAD : Islamabad Capital Police (ICT) has taken action against 3203 beggars during year 2016 to break their professional networks and curb this menace from our society.
As many as 98 cases were registered under 9/10 Vagrancy Act 1958 in different police stations, besides that a number of steps to control the beggary within federal capital under the government directions.
The major actions included establishment of Anti-Beggary Squads within ICT to apprehend the beggars including the minor children loitering in the area of Federal Capital at various points,official sources informed APP.
These squad are comprising of two upper subordinate six cops and two lady constables.
The patrolling system within ICT has been revamped and the Station House Officer’s (SHOs) of all the Police Stations of ICT have been strictly directed to utilize their mobiles as well as staff from Rescue-15 to curb this menace.
A rational number of pickets (Nakabandi) have been established on various key points of ICT which are functioning round the clock.
Proper Nakabandi of all exit and entry points of Islamabad are also being held randomly alongwith other places at different venues and times.
It is further mentioned that a control room has also been established at Rescue-15 under the supervision of a Gazetted officer and progress regarding the performance of (picket) Nakas is being monitored on daily basis.
Special instructions have been given to all Nakabandi Points to keep an eye upon the professionals who bring the small children in vehicles for beggary within Islamabad.
Special deployments of cops have also been made in market areas of the capital beside anti beggary squads and mobile patrolling.
For the elimination/control on beggary within Islamabad, a monthly security duty program is properly being issued.
The personnel from traffic Division have also been deployed at different signals with the directions to arrest the beggars male/female/children found begging at the signals.
Officials from Special Branch have also been deployed atdifferent Markets/places in civvies to eliminate this social evil.
For the elimination/control of beggary, the concerned zonal Superintendent of Police and supervisory duty Magistrates are directly supervising the campaign against this social evil.-APP