Two female beggars were taken into custody after they were found begging from worshippers while they come out from the mosque in an area crowded with people as well as the markets.
According to a tweet by the Dubai Public Prosecution yesterday, they referred the two beggars to the Court of Misdemeanors & Violations.
The money they collected was seized from their possession.
They were sentenced to one-month imprisonment by the court after they were charged with begging, which is punishable by the articles of the Federal Law No. 9 of 2018 on combatting begging.
“Public Prosecution appeals to the community members to contribute in combatting this phenomenon, eliminate it as well as not to respond to the beggars, ignoring this kind of attempts and report to competent authorities,” they said in their post.