A file photo of Old City, Hyderabad. Photo: AFP
A file photo of Old City, Hyderabad. Photo: AFP

Hyderabad Police rescues at least 250 child labourers

Children, aged 8-13 years, were brought to the city after giving an advance ranging between Rs5,000 to Rs10,000 from Bihar, says police

Hyderabad: As many as 250 children, including 10 girls from Bihar, who were forced to work as child labourers in hazardous industries were on Saturday rescued from Old City of Hyderabad, police said.

The children were rescued during a massive cordon and search operation carried out by South Zone police in different areas of Old City, a senior police officer said.

“Keeping in view of IB alert ahead of Republic Day we carried out searches to nab habitual criminals. We found these children, aged between 8-13 years kept in rooms of some rowdies. They are being exploited for hazardous industries employmen," deputy commissioner of police (South Zone) V. Satyanarayana told PTI.

Most of the children are from different districts of Bihar including Gaya and these children were brought to the city after giving an advance ranging between Rs5,000 to Rs10,000 from Bihar, the DCP said. The operation was continuing.

To keep a check on anti-social elements and to induce a sense of security among people Cyberabad and Hyderabad Police have been conducting massive search operations in different parts of the city for the past several months based on information that few pockets have turned out to be shelters for criminals like property offenders, snatchers and those indulging in other illegal activities.

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