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Jalandhar DC appeals people not to encourage begging by giving alms

Jalandhar-DC-encourage-giving-almsJalandhar, November 20, 2018 (Yes Punjab News)

Aimed to wipe out the menace of beggary, the district administration has geared up to launch anti-begging drive in the city. 


A decision to this effect was taken in a high-level meeting of District Anti Begging Task Force held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma here at District Administrative Complex.


In the meeting, Deputy Commissioner along with Civil Judge (Senior Division) cum-Secretary District Legal Services Authority Mr Jaapinder Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) Mr Sachin Gupta and ADCP Mr KS Heer, said that the beggary has become a big problem in the city which needed to be eliminated at any cost. They said every effort would be made to ensure that the city was made free from the beggars. 


They told that Police and Civil administration would nab the people involved in begging and take action against them as per the provisions of law. It was apprised in the meeting that habitual beggars could be imprisoned for three years if anyone was found guilty of begging again and again.


Likewise, it was informed that any person forcing a child for begging could be sentenced to five years of imprisonment adding that a person harming any organ of a child could be put behind the bars for seven years along with heavy fine. 


They said that District Anti Begging Task Force would regularly monitor the drive to be undertaken by the anti-begging squad of Police. They said that squad would be headed by Assistant Sub Inspector (female) with five constables. 


Meanwhile, DC appealed to the people to not encourage the begging by giving alms and said that before the formal launching of drive a massive awareness campaign would be launched in the city. 

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