Two convicted of employing child labour

Special Correspondent

VISAKHAPATNAM: City Second Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Satya Rao on Thursday convicted and imposed a penalty of Rs.10,000 each on Kummoju Prasad and Sodipalli Prasad for employing child labourers violating Section 3 of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986. If they failed to pay the penalty they would have to undergo three months simple imprisonment.

While Kummoju Prasad, who is running a catering equipment repair shop near Lakshmi Talkies, was found to have employed a 13-year-old boy Maddu Tataji, Sodipalli Prasad, who is owning a scooter repair shop on Lakshmi Talkies Road, employed a boy S. Shiva (13).

The cases were detected and investigated by city assistant labour officer (circle-I) Kesava Panda under the supervision of regional deputy labour commissioner M.N. Varahala Reddy.

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