Chandigarh, May 7, 2015: The special investigation team of Labour department today raided a textile unit in Ludhiana busting a major interstate racket of child trafficking from Bihar and rescued 11 minor children in the operation.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson said that the rescue team found children brought by the gang from Bihar living in a pitiable condition and were being forced to work as bonded labour at Rs. 50-100 per week.
Giving the details, the spokesperson said that these children were rescued from a textile manufacturing unit at Guru Vihar Rahon Road in Ludhiana. The spokesperson further elaborated that the children were made to work in pathetic and unhygenic conditions and were not being provided with proper clothing, food and medical facilities. The spokesperson also informed that all the rescued children were minors and were aged between 8-14.
Divulging more details, the spokesperson said that the children were victims of human trafficking and hailed from Bihar. Meanwhile, the Punjab Labour Department today alerted its counterpart in Bihar so that complete module of the trafficking gang could be busted.
Giving more details, the spokesperson said that the rescued children were presented before the District Child Welfare Committee and were afterwards sent to a children’s home in Kurali.
Thursday, May 7, 2015