MARDAN: The Mardan Police on Saturday arrested two persons for illegally charging money from poor people while giving them money of the government’s relief package under Ehsas Programme.
On complaints, police of the Toru Police Station took action and arrested 02 retailers involved in taking money from the deserving people. They were identified as Junaid Ali – resident of Toru Mardan- and Maaz Ahmed – resident of Muhib Banda. They were deducting Rs 300 to 500 rupees from the cash they paid to deserving people under the federal government’s Ehsaas Kafalat Programme.
Police registered an FIR against them under section 419, 420 and 409/188 and started further investigation. FIR statement say that number of persons at Government High School Mohammad Wali Kelay in Toru – Mardan complained to police officials present at the point that the distributors are charging Rs upto 500 rupees from them for handing over cash money.
The police officials took action against the distributors, recovered the illegally deducted money and payments receipts and arrested two of them.
Sources said, similar kind of FIRs are also registered in Police Stations City, Hoti and Ghari Kapoora in Mardan.
Ehsas Emergency Cash Program is a relief package announced by the federal government to help Covid-19 effected daily wagers by giving them 12000 rupees cash