New Delhi: A total of 21 juveniles were rescued from nine separate factories being run on the outskirts of the capital city where they were working as labourers, police said Saturday.
"Of the rescued juveniles, 20 were male and one was female," said Deputy Commissioner of Police Ranvir Singh.
The juveniles were rescued Friday from nine shoe and slipper factories being run in Madipur and Nangloi villages in west Delhi.
They were rescued in a joint raid conducted by the Delhi Police and a non-governmental organisation (NGO) Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) in the presence of a labour ministry official and district magistrate.
As per the direction of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), all the male children were sent to Mukti Ashram in Keshav Nagar while the girl was sent to Nirmal Chaya in west Delhi's Hari Nagar.