`Operation Muskan': 4 minor girls from Chattisgarh rescued in Ibrahimpatnam; owner held

According to the police, the children were detained in sheds located within the premises of the companies in contravention of labor laws.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  6 July 2022 6:27 AM GMT
`Operation Muskan: 4 minor girls from Chattisgarh rescued in Ibrahimpatnam; owner held

Hyderabad: Rachakonda police rescued four girls, aged between 11 and 17 years, from Rishoub Industries in Ibrahimpatnam.

This is the eighth action since Operation Muskan was launched against child labor and traffickers

All four of them hailing from Chattisgarh were trafficked by the accused and made to work in the workshop located in Mangalpally village of Ibrahimpatnam.

According to the police, the children were detained in sheds located within the premises of the companies in contravention of labor laws.

N Naresh, aged 53, the owner of Rishoub Industries, who is a resident of West Marredpally in Secunderabad and a native of Rajasthan has been arrested. A case has been registered under Section 14 of the Child and Adolescent Labour Act, 1986 at the Ibrahimpatnam Police Station.

Modus operandi

Owner Naresh, who hails from Rajasthan has been running Rishoub Industries, a company manufacturing disposal glasses and thermocol plates at Mangalpally village in Ibrahimpatnam Mandal of Rangareddy district. He trafficked the four children from Chhattisgarh and did not allow them outside the premises.

The girls were made to work for more than 12 hours from 8 am to 10 pm. They were paid a paltry Rs.270 per day.

"The owners of such companies usually bring children from states like Chattisgarh. Some of the families who are in poverty and financial crisis send their children voluntarily for labor work as they do not have an alternative to lead their lives. Taking this as an advantage, the owners of such small-scale companies collude with labor contractors for bringing minor children from other states and force them to work overtime on meager wages," said the police

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