HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

18 children rescued from shoe manufacturing units

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 27, 2013
First Published: 00:47 IST(27/4/2013) | Last Updated: 00:48 IST(27/4/2013)

Eighteen children, all aged between 11 and 15 years, who were trafficked from Bihar, were rescued from outer Delhi’s shoe manufacturing units in Narela Industrial area on Friday.


The rescue operation was conducted by the sub-divisional-magistrate, labour department, on a complaint filed by the NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) with the help of Delhi Police.

Raids were conducted at three shoe manufacturing factories and it resulted in the detention of five traffickers, the police said. According to Delhi government officials, the factories were sealed by the police later. The rescued children consisting of 17 boys and a girl were found working in deplorable conditions at the time of raid.

“In yet another incident of exploitation, these children were trafficked for forced labour. These rescued children, all between 11-15 years of age, revealed that they were made to work in deplorable conditions for 13 hours a day at a stretch for wages as little as Rs. 100 per week,” said R S Chaurasia, chairperson of BBA.

more from New Delhi

Delhi: HIV patient gets 7 years' jail for robbery

A Delhi court has sentenced an HIV-positive man and his wife to seven years in jail for robbery and house trespassing. The court said there were no grounds for leniency on account of health since such crimes were on the rise and needed to be curbed.

Most Popular
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved