ISLAMABAD- Over 131 beggars have been arrested during the ongoing drive against the beggars and shifted to Adiala Jail. Assistant Commissioner (implementation) Captain (Retd) Farid-ud-Din said that ICT Police arrested over 131 beggars from different parts of the city. The arrested beggars were shifted to Adiala Jail after legal proceedings initiated by the anti-beggary cell set up in the office of Additional Deputy Commissioner, ICT. Farid-ud-Din who is in-charge of anti-beggary cell described that all the data relating to beggars, including their finger prints were being maintained in order to eliminate the menace on permanent basis. He further said the cell has also contacted Edhi Home and reputed NGOs for the rehabilitation of the real destitute and deserving poor children and women beggars and the real ones were being shifted to the Edhi Home. He made it clear that professional beggars would not be spared and those gangs using children and women, as beggars would be busted to root out this social curse. He maintained that on the special directions of Chief Commissioner ICT Kamran Lashari and Deputy Commissioner ICT Amer Ali Ahmad, he himself was conducting visits of markets and bus stops, including G-9 Markaz ,Faizabad Stop and Pirwadhai More and had arrested a  number of beggars roaming in these areas. He also appealed to the citizens to discourage the beggars at public places and inform Rescue 15 if they found them roaming in any market. He said that ICT Police and Traffic Police have also been directed to maintain surveillance in the markets.