Chhattisgarh labourers taken hostage in Bihar

Chhattisgarh government is sending a team to seek the release of around 20 labourers from the state held hostage in Bihar, officials said Friday.

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2011, 15:23 PM IST

Raipur: Chhattisgarh government is
sending a team to seek the release of around 20 labourers from
the state held hostage in Bihar, officials said Friday.

The workers, hailing from Benaika village in Bilaspur
district, have been allegedly held captive at a brick kiln in
Chhapra district`s Rajbangra village by contractors for the
last few days, they said.

Chief Minister Raman Singh has asked the Bilaspur
Collector to take necessary steps to free the labourers, most
of them belonging to the Scheduled Castes, the officials said.

Families members of these victims, some of them
children, met the Chief Minister yesterday.

Bilaspur Collector Sonmani Vora said a team of
district officials will soon be sent to Chhapra to seek their
safe release.

PTI