As many as 15 child labourers rescued in Telangana

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According to the official report, they belonged to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Maharashtra.

 

As many as 15 children, who were working at Plaster of Paris companies and a liquor bottle cleaning unit at Kalanagar and Pasumamula village in Hayathnagar were rescued by the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) in Telangana's Rangareddy district on Friday, news agency ANI reported.

One Channabathina Ravi (30) of Shiva Traders, who employed the children, was arrested and handed over to the local police. Meanwhile, two others have escaped.

Acting on a tip-off that children between eight to 15 years were detained and forced to work in hazardous conditions, a team raided Shiva Traders and rescued five girls from the same village.

In another case, the Anti-Human Trafficking unit raided Sri Pavan Putra Plaster Company and Laxman's Plaster Company and rescued 10 children, including 9 boys and one girl.

According to the official report, they belonged to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Maharashtra. All children were detained in sheds located within the premises of the companies and exploiting them for labour work inhumanly in contravention to the labour laws. 
 

With inputs from Agency

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