Dubai, July 13: What will you do if you have Rs 10 crore in bank? Your replies can be anything but begging. But this man shocked all. Despite having 500,000 Kuwaiti Dinar (over Rs 10 crore) in his bank account, the man continued to begging.
Local media quoted an official as saying, "Servicemen were patrolling the area when they saw a man standing near a mosque and begging for money, telling worshipers that he badly needed cash and that he had no home."
"He was immediately arrested as he was breaking the law and was taken to Al Ahmadi police station where an investigation found that he had a bank account in a local bank worth more than 500,000 Kuwaiti Dinar (over Rs 10 crore)," the sources added.
Kuwait is the member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) which does not allow begging. The other members of GCC are -- Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Members of GCC pledged zero-tolerance towards begging for money, particularly during the month of Ramzan when people, both locals and foreigners, have a stronger tendency to donate money and to engage in acts of charity.
In April, Kuwait deported 22 beggars, including Asians, for harassing people. Earlier media reports had highlighted the fact that begging has turned into a lucrative activity for several foreigners in the Gulf.
(With agency inputs)