Shanghai police rank beggars

Shanghai police publicised an online ranking list of beggars to expose the most frequently caught beggars on the city`s busy metro trains.

Beijing: Police in Shanghai have publicised an online ranking list of beggars in an attempt to expose the most frequently caught beggars on the city`s busy metro trains.
Police are encouraging metro riders to send them an instant text or voice message through a popular social-networking application on mobile phones if they spot a beggar on the train, the Shanghai Daily reported Sunday.

Officers promise to arrive within five minutes of receiving the message to take the beggar into custody.

The police list mentions a 22-year-old man from Liaoning province who has been caught 309 times since 2008.

An 88-year-old woman from Anhui province has been caught 303 times.

IANS