HYDERABAD: As many as 25 child workers, aged between 6 and 12 years, were rescued from a bangle-making unit at Khilawat, near Charminar, in the old city on Saturday.
The children were immediately sent to the State Juvenile Home at Saidabad. The owner of the bangle store, Chand, who hails from Bhiar, is absconding. He has been booked under the Child Labor Act, 1986, under which professions like bangle-making and beedi-making are notified as hazardous for children and attract one-year imprisonment.
“We were tipped off by a member of the Aam Aadmi Party and we immediately raided the place,” said deputy commissioner of labour-II S.Rajender.
“The children are unable to communicate but all of them are Bihari migrants, the reason why they were employed by the store owner who himself is from that state,” said Gangadhar, joint commissioner of labour-I, who was a part of the rescue squad.