2 Women Labourers Rescued

Published: 14th April 2016 05:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th April 2016 05:25 AM   |  A+A-

PARADIP: The officials of Labour Department along with police raided Sarala Brick Factory at Bhutmundai in Paradip and rescued two women labourers on  Tuesday. About eight labourers hailing from Nuamunda under  Deogarh district were working in the factory  owned by Sudhir Mohapatra and Manmohan Mohapatra. Differences cropped up between  the owner and workers over non-payment of wages, harassment, torture and poor facilities following which they refused to work. 

The brick kiln owners, however,insisted that the labourers continue to work.  On April 9, six labourers went to their native place in Deogarh and informed Labour Department about their plight. The labour officials of Deogarh contacted  District Labour Officer, Jagatsinghpur asking them to rescue the two women from workplace. After receiving the complaint, District Labour Officer Bighnajit Mohapatra directed Rural Inspector Lirika Ray to inspect the facory. Mohapatra said, the two women, Baijaynti Beshra and  Sonali Sidhu, were rescued after an inquiry. Meanwhile, the team has  been recovered `19,000 from the owners towards  labour charge. Notice has been served  on the unit owner.

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