Ten bonded labourers freed in UP

Ten bonded labourers working in a brick kiln were rescued after a raid in Chavar Navada village here, police said.

Bhadohi: Ten bonded labourers working in a brick kiln were rescued after a raid in Chavar Navada village here, police said.

On a tip off, local police carried out the raid yesterday and freed them, Assistant Labour Commissioner R K Pathak said, adding that they had been working as bonded labourers for the past eight months.

The kiln`s owner, Bharat Pratap Singh, has been arrested, he said.

Eight of the freed labourers belonged to Chattisgarh and the other two from Mirzapur district of the state, he said.

PTI