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Haridwar police arrest beggars to save them from bone chilling winter

As cold wave continues to grip the northern belt of the country, the Haridwar police have arrested the beggars and sent them to jail in order to save them from bone chilling winter.

Published: 07th January 2018 12:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th January 2018 12:08 PM   |  A+A-

For representational purposes. An Indian man begs on the side of the road in Hyderabad on November 10, 2017. (AFP)

By ANI

HARIDWAR: As cold wave continues to grip the northern belt of the country, the Haridwar police have arrested the beggars and sent them to jail in order to save them from bone chilling winter.

Haridwar’s District Magistrate had sent the order to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to arrest the beggars.

For the first time, the woman beggars were also arrested by the police.

Few days ago, due to intense cold three unknown people died after which the district authority have started taking various measures to save lives.

Taking serious note of the deaths, Haridwar administration has forced the beggars to shift to the shelter homes.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the temperature in north India is likely to drop further in the coming days.

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