Barely 48 hours after 10 minor girls were rescued from a circus in Kengeri police limits, labour officials with the help of Makkala Sahaya Vani and the city police, rescued at least 12 boys who were employed in a bag-making unit in Shivajinagar on Monday. Some of them worked in a nearby garage.

Members of the rescue team said the boys — aged between 12 and 18 years — were found in a leather unit, working in unhygienic conditions without proper facilities.

Seven of them are believed to be from Nepal, one from Karnataka and others from Bihar. They were produced in front of the Child Welfare Committee and taken to the Balakara Bala Mandira. The factory is owned by one Nayar Jamal.

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