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Six child labourers rescued in New Delhi

delhi Updated: Feb 20, 2009 12:24 IST
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Six children hailing from Bihar, who were working in a unit manufacturing stationery, were rescued by authorities in east Delhi and one person has been arrested in this connection.

The children, aged between 10 and 12 years, were rescued last night during a raid at the unit located in east Delhi's Laxmi Nagar following information provided by an NGO, a senior police official said.

Mohd Arif, the proprietor, had brought the children from Bihar's Katihar district three months ago, the official said.

Arif was subsequently arrested and charged under relevant sections of the Child Protection and Regulation Act and Juvenile Justice Act.

The children were living in sub-standard conditions and not provided adequate food and shelter, the official claimed.