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Hyderabad: 170 child labourers working in brick kilns rescued

As Many As 170 Child Labourers Working In Brick Kilns In Yadadri District Were On Wednesday Rescued By Rachakonda Police. The Action Comes A Day After 140 Minors Working In Brick Kilns Had Been Rescued.

PTI | Updated on: 05 Jan 2017, 08:49:07 AM
Hyderabad: 170 child labourers working in brick kilns rescued (Image: Getty)

Hyderabad:

As many as 170 child labourers working in brick kilns in Yadadri district were on Wednesday rescued by Rachakonda police. The action comes a day after 140 minors working in brick kilns had been rescued.

According to Rachakonda Police Commissioner, Mahesh M Bhagwat, under 'Operation Smile' conducted in Bommalaramaram Police Station limits of Yadadri district 170 child labourer's aged between five to 18 years (78 below 14 years and 92 above14 to 18 years) were identified working in 18 brick kilns from Odisha are rescued and all the owners are enumerated.

A case under relevant sections of IPC, Juvenile Justice Act and under Child Labour Prohibition Act was registered. Further investigation is on. 

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First Published : 05 Jan 2017, 07:49:00 AM

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