Hyderabad: The Rachakonda anti-human trafficking unit (AHTU), in four separate cases, rescued 26 child labourers working in liquor bottle cleaning companies, sofa manufacturing workshop, cooler and chair workshop and samosa shed. The police have also arrested four-person for exploiting the children for labour.

On January 19, the AHTU team Bhongir along with the members of District Child Probation Unit, Bhongir District and Labour Department, Bhongir District members conducted joint raids on the workshops of Yadadri Traders, Maruthi Polymers, SSR Industry, Samosa Making Shed and Concrete Labour workshops at IDA, Bhongir.

Out of total rescued children, 18 are boys and eight are girls between the age of 15 and 17. These children belong to states of Jharkhand(9), Chattisgarh(7), Bihar(3) Madhya Pradesh(3), Telangana(3) and West Bengal(1). These minors are handed over to his parents.

In the first case, a samosa making shed owner was arrested by the police and rescued two local kids. According to police, these kids were trafficked by the accused and exploited them for the labour.

In the second case, Yadadri Traders, an empty beer bottles washing company situated at IDA, Bhongir were exploiting six minor girls from Chhatisgarh. The police rescued these minors and have apprehended two people. These kids were paid 25 paise for each washed bottles.

In the third cases, Maruthi Traders, a cooler and chairs manufacturing company situated at IDA, used to labour 13 minors from different states. The police rescued these minors and have apprehended a person.

In the last case, SSR foam industry, a sofa manufacturing workshop and in a concrete workshop used to labour four kids who belong to Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. Police rescued the kids and have arrested a person in this case.

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