The police today registered a case against a person for allegedly forcing a ten years old boy to beg and exploiting him.
The police swung into action after the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights member Priyanka Kanungo spotted the boy begging in front of a coffee house under TT Nagar Police Station area here and brought it to the notice of authorities, additional superintendent of police Rajesh Chandel told PTI.
The boy told the cops that a man called Shakeel had forced him into begging. Police registered a case under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act and were looking for the man, ASP said.
Asked about the reports that the boy had told Kannugo that this man had forced some 50 local children into begging, Chandel said police were probing the case from all angles.
The boy is now in the care of Special Juvenile Police Unit.