Kota, Rajasthan: Within five days of Operation Milap – a drive by anti-human trafficking cell of Rajasthan Police – 107 children were rescued in four cities of Kota division in the state.
The drive that was kicked off on May 15 will continue for a month and aims to rescue more missing children, child labourers and the ones engaged in begging.
“The highest numbers of child labourers were rescued from Kota city in the last five days with 60 children. Among them were five girls,” Dharmraj, In-charge of Anti Human Trafficking Cell was quoted as saying by news agency Press Trust of India.
The children who were rescued were either begging or working as helpers in dhabas, mechanic shops and manufacturing units. The areas from where they were rescued were Udoghnagar, Borekheda and Kunadhi.
The children have been taken to children shelter homes and FIRs have been registered against the owners and proprietors of the firms.
“Some of the rescued children were sent back home with their parents,” told Bhupendra Singh, Coordinator of the Child Line told PTI.
In Jhalawar city too, 25 children who were working in brick kilns and sweet shops were rescued. Seven of these children were missing, said Praveen Vyas, Circle In-charge, Anti Human Trafficking Cell Jhalawar.
In Bundi, 17 child labourers, among which two were girls have been rescued since May 15, said Kaniz Faitama, Circle In-charge, Anti Human Trafficking Cell, Bundi.
The rescued girls were forced to work from early morning at 4 till 5 in the evening and were paid Rs 400 per day.
In Baran, five children have been rescued in the last five days.