Delhi govt rescues 9 children engaged in child labour

In a rescue operation carried out by Delhi government, nine children, allegedly being engaged as child labourers, were rescued from Kotla village road.

New Delhi: In a rescue operation carried out by Delhi government, nine children, allegedly being engaged as child labourers, were rescued from Kotla village road.

FIRs have been registered against two shop owners who had engaged the children in work, while other two fled from the spot.

The nine rescued children, aged between 10 to 17 years, were engaged as helpers by 4 shopkeepers running business of repair and spare parts of auto rickshaw. The children were working more than 10 hours a day, said a Labour department official.

These four auto parts shops have been sealed.

The sub-divisional magistrate (Mayur Vihar) carried out the rescue operation in close coordination with Delhi police, officers of Labour department, Health department and members of Child Welfare Committee (CWC).

CWC, Dilshad Garden interacted with the rescued children and issued orders to register FIRs under relevant sections of IPC and child labour laws against the offenders.

"The main objective of this rescue operation is to create awareness amongst people as well as to deter them from employing children," said the official.  

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