11 children rescued from commercial premises

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 21:14

New Delhi: Eleven children including four girls working as bonded labourers in various commercial premises in Nangloi area of West Delhi have been rescued, police said on Saturday.

Police have also arrested three persons Rambir, Sonu and Naveen Goyal in this connection yesterday.

Six children were working as labourer in shoes factory, while four girls were rescued from a paper plate factory. One child was rescued from a sweet shop, police said.

"A child labour rescue operation was conducted yesterday in Nangloi area under the supervision of SDM, Punjabi Bagh with collaboration of Labour Department and Bachpan Bachao Aandolan (NGO).

"During the rescue operation 11 children from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar working as labourers were rescued from various premises," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Ranvir Singh.

The children were forced to work on a nominal salary of Rs 1,500 per month, police said.

The rescued children were produced before Child Welfare Committee, which sent them in the state protection.

A case against the accused under Child and Labour Act and Juvenile Justice Act has been registered.

PTI

First Published: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 21:14

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