Shimla DC asks locals not to employ migrant labourers without registration

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Shimla
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  • Updated: Aug 01, 2014 20:40 IST

After Nepalese labourers involvement in murder cases in the district, deputy commissioner Dinesh Malhotra has directed not to employ any migrant labourer without registration.

Malhotra said employer would be held responsible for non-registration of migrant labourer. He said if such cases were surfaced, action would be initiated under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

In a statement issued here on Friday, Malhotra no employer, contractor, trader would engage any migrant labourer visiting the district in petty non-formal job or service or contract labour unless and until such migrant labourer furnish his particulars along with passport photographs to the station house officer concerned for identification and verification of his antecedents.

“Any breach of this order would make such migrant labourer and his employer liable for penal action under section 188 of the IPC,” said Malhotra, adding that this order would come into force with effect from date of issue and shall be effective for a period of two months.

The case

In June, a Nepalese labourer axed a mother and son and escaped from the village with his family, including wife and five children.

In another incident, Nepalese Jai Bahadur stabbed his wife and two children. However, the accused have been arrested in both the cases but locals have still not been aware of the registration of migrant labourers. 

Police officials said that within a week from the murder, several people came forward to register migrant labourers.

 

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