Labour Dept. officials conduct raids in L.B.Nagar, R.K.Puram areas

Five children employed as child labourers were rescued by the Labour Department officials in raids conducted at L.B.Nagar and R.K.Puram areas here on Monday.

The children were identified as Mahesh and Munna, both 13 years old, working at Ganesh Bike Point at Telephone Colony, K.Ramana (12) working at Nagalakshmi Swagruha Foods at R.K.Puram, K.Raju working at Jayaram Reddy Sweet Shop at L.B.Nagar and Andesh, employed at Bangalore Aiyengar Bakers at L.B.Nagar.

The rescued children were sent to the State home for children in Saidabad, for production before the Child Welfare Committee, informed Deputy Commissioner of Labour S. Naresh Kumar, who led the raids in association with Andhra Pradesh Balala Hakkula Sangham.

Prosecution will be launched against the employers under the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, and claims for difference between minimum wages and actual wages would be filed, he said.

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