Mayor to work for ‘beggar-free’ Hyderabad

Hyderabad: GHMC Mayor Bonthu Rammohan has said that he will take measures to weed out fake beggars in Hyderabad City. During a visit to an orphanage at Choutuppal in Yadadri-Bhongir district on Wednesday,  Rammohan released ‘Beggar Free Hyderabad’ pamphlets. The mayor said that there were 10,000 beggars in Hyderabad City. But only some of them are real, he said, and alleged that a huge business is going on in the name of beggars in Hyderabad. There are drug sellers and eve-teasers masquerading as beggars, he stated. He lamented that there were incidents where the beggars mafia had injected narcotics to children to make them beg. He said that the GHMC will rehabilitate real beggars and fake beggars will be sent to their native places.

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