27 child labourers rescued at Peenya
Published: Sunday, Feb 24, 2013, 10:13 IST
By DNA Correspondent | Agency: DNA
A team led by the Bangalore urban deputy commissioner raided a few industries in Peenya on Saturday and rescued 27 child labourers, including three girls, from the units.
The deputy commissioner GC Prakash said criminal cases were filed against the owners and supervisors of the firms. He added that the rescued children were aged between eight to 16 years. The 25-members team managed to rescue the children with the help of officials from police department, labour department and women and child welfare departments. All the rescued children were produced before the child welfare committee, following which they were sent to children's home, Prakash said.
The officials of departments concerned will make the efforts to trace out the families of these children, failing which the government will take care of them.
The raids were conducted on the premises of Charu Perfumery House, Gajanana Fast Food, Tea Lite Industries, D-Car Garage and Shakti Rubber Industries.
"The owners and supervisors of the units were absconding as they came to know about the raids," a police officer said. The RMC Yard police have registered criminals cases against them and efforts are made to nab them.
Source from the DC office said the labour department would register separate cases against those firms.
The source added that the rescued children hail from Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, apart from different parts of the state like Hassan, Mandya and Bangalore urban districts. Further investigations are on.