Arab 'millionaire' caught begging in Saudi Arabia


Jeddah, Jul 22 (Agencies) : Saudi police arrested an Arab man for begging although he had in excess of SR1.2 million (Dh1.2 million) and an expensive four-wheel vehicle.

Police said the unnamed man,  a resident of a nearby Gulf country, is visiting the Gulf kingdom on a tourist visa with his wife and three children, adding that he was found to be staying in a luxury furnished apartment in the Western Saudi port of Yanbu.

“We found large sums of cash with him and receipts for bank deposits…he had a total of more than SR1.2 million and an expensive four-wheel car carrying plates issued from another Gulf country,” police spokesman Colonel Fahd Al Ghannam said, quoted by the Saudi Arabic language daily Okaz.

“We also found that he is staying with his family at a luxury furnished apartment…he was arrested after he was caught begging in the street.”

Begging in strictly banned in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf oil producers. A large number of beggars, mostly foreigners, have been arrested and deported by these countries.
  

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  • Af, mangalore

    Fri, Jul 25 2014

    Bheek mangna mera dharam siddha hakku

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  • Amin Bhoja, Patte / Riyadh

    Thu, Jul 24 2014

    He loves his profession ,who cares as par as it is giving a good income,a easy money anyway!!!.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    Some beg for money, Some beg for votes, Some do Fekugiri and beg for votes. All are BHIKARIS ...

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  • Keerthan, Udupi

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    He is not a thief..... He is begging in-front of allllllllllllllllllllll

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    There are so many beggars in Mangalore, who can do some work with their hands, but still beg.If we go to the railway station in the mornings we find many such beggars who come from Kerala and beg in Mangalore the whole day. They go back in the evenings to Kerala. They are all able bodied people who come from Kerala.

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  • Pioneer, mlore

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    Begging is a new promising career...Not lot of risk involved...People are jumping into it even millionaires...There are now many millionaire beggars ...Thanx to this promising career...No education or age bar ....only torn clothes and untidy looks required...Feel pity for the real beggars millionaires are also jumping into it....!!!

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  • Joseph, Qatar

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    This is nothing new. It is become a habit. Or a fashion. But they get more by begging.. I remember when I was in Al Khobar a couple of years back enroute to Rahima (a pre-dominantly Shia stronghold), I used to see a middle aged lady (mother of four kids) who would beg at the traffic junctions and used to walk up to each and every waiting motorist(s) at the junction and openly beg for alms. She would display her open breasts and her breastfeeding infant alongwith her. She would beckon her other three kids to beg for alms from waiting motorists waiting to cross over the other side. A few days later she was hunted away or put behind bars by the Saudi police is not known. Yes, Saudi is becoming poorer with each passing day. If reports are true the general electric company that produces electricity (SCECO) is not producing sufficient energy any more for its own citizens. If I am not mistaken, they are banking on import of electricity through generators from neighbouring GCC Countries, USSR and other European countries. They are an impoverished lot.

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  • nikhath, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    May be he is psychic or he has short term memory loss.. so he just forgot that he is a millionaire... and when he didn't find any money in his purse( millionaires dint usually carry money), he started begging.. lol.. :p

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Jul 23 2014



    How some Indian politicians and government servants become Karodpathi? Of course not by begging!

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  • DINESH SHETTY, PADUBIDRI/DUBAI

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    May be that is his side business.

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  • Narayanan Laxmanan, Udupi

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    May be he was trying to earn some EXTRA INCOME..

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  • Praveen Kumar, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    "Shaikh Al Kuldh Nattuni from the nattuni family. By begging he is managing his money so that he can still be a millionaire.

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  • naveen mascarenhas, derabail

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    slum dog millionaire

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  • Sadesh, Mangalore, Oman

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    Whatever, not looting poor people by way of corruption and gobbling property, country's sources illegally. He has only 1.2 million, our rich beggars have thousands of crores accumulated with the help of elected babus

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  • Judith L, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    only lazy people who do not want to work are beggars for easy money it also a crime becos in India and other neighbouring countries these ruthless criminals make use of children in begging
    Govt can set the bench mark to abolish child labour and child begging and achieve it and set a goal to other Indian States also. In Child Labour, child begging should also be abolished.There should be a ban on CHILD BEGGING, WHICH IS CRUDEST FORM OF CHILD LABOUR, IN WHICH THE POLICEMEN ALSO GET HAFTAS, where infants and children are either given birth or kidnapped and misused (even maimed) by cruel and heartless people. stop giving money to babies and children. THEY ARE MADE TO BEG IN THE SCORCHING SUN, COLD AND RAINS and THE MONEY COLLECTED BY THEM IS USED BY THE SCOUNDRELS AND IF THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO COLLECT ENOUGH MONEY THEY ARE DONE AWAY WITH. Even, if these children survive somehow, the girls go in the flesh trade and boys become thieves or some anti social elements. Only give food, clothing and shelter. better still you may give the money to good NGOs, who will rehabilitate the innocent babies and children and finally THE SCOUNDRELS WILL STOP MISUSING INNOCENT CHILDREN FOR THEIR SELFISH GAINS. REMEMBER ALL CHILDREN ARE INNOCENT AND VULNERABLE AND CANNOT FIGHT THE CRUEL WORLD ON THEIR OWN. PLEASE STOP GIVING ALMS TO BABIES AND CHILDREN AND ALSO, TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WHO IN TURN SHOULD SPREAD THE NEWS. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN SAVE OUR INNOCENT CHILDREN. NA RAHENGI BAS NA BAJEGI BASOORI.

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  • Ivan, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    There are 6 millionaire beggars in different parts of Mumbai. They come in auto-rickshaws change their good clothes into soiled torn clothes in the rickshaw itself and stand near the gate of some of the star hotels in India which are frequently visited by cine stars and industrialists who put some good money in their begging bowls. Their children are engineers and doctors. So this way they are grown rich with their begging profession. two of them have their own small time garment business. All of them are owning flats in a city like Mumbai. One of them has rented out his extra flat. In Mangalore near lady hill, urva the aged father of a ICICI bank branch manager is found begging on Thursdays at shirdi sai baba mandir. He also comes and goes in a autorickshaw. Earlier he was mill worker in Mumbai. After the mills closed down was selling handkerchiefs in Mumbai suburban trains.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    Rich FEKU ...

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  • shankar, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    like the Gandhis!

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  • Pradeep, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    Mind your words Mr. Shankar.

    The surname of 'father of our nation' too is Gandhi.

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  • Mohandas Kapikad, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    Shankar has said Gandhis & not Gandhiji.

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  • PEACE LOVER, INDIA

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    Please note that under 66A of the IT Act, sending offensive or menacing messages through electronic communication service and sending false messages to cheat, mislead or deceive people or to cause annoyance to them is punishable.

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  • mpd,

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    So what!!? If there is one law to punish there are hundreds of laws & routes to get out as well in out Indian Constitution!! And that is the reason for India's sorry state of present affairs!

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  • joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    Perhaps he had made a vow to beg and collect money for a good purpose.

    Do we give him the benefit of doubt?

    Joe Gonsalves

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    For money human can reach up to anywhere.......
    Easy way begging, but when he is millionaire what's the need to beg,
    May it was a fun for him.

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  • Ryan D'souza, I.C.colony/Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    He is HUNGRY just like any other other person is hungry in different way in India.... just LIKE not this man.. begging way..

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Wed, Jul 23 2014

    Some rich people can stoop to any level.......

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  • Gretta, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 22 2014

    Just like well to do people in India owning BPL ration card.

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  • PEDDU, MANGALURU

    Tue, Jul 22 2014

    ITS SO FUNNY !!! TAKING RELIGION AS GRANTED FOR THEIR SELFISH PURPOSE!!!

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  • stan, dubai

    Tue, Jul 22 2014

    Now it is holy month of Ramadan... people will give alms or donation during this seasons so even rich will make money in begging same way in India during election time so many millionaires will come beg for votes and these type of beggars will vanish until next season.(Ramadan/election time)

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  • Achhu, M,lore

    Tue, Jul 22 2014

    He is a crorepati in indian term, so I got an answer to Amitab Question " kaun banega karodpathi"

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  • S.M. Nawaz kukkikatte, Dubai

    Tue, Jul 22 2014


    I think he is taken all begged money on his death procession to graveyard.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 22 2014

    Now even Arab's Facsimile our FEKU ...

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