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13 children rescued from factories, one person held

Posted on Mar 07 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, March 7 : Thirteen children have been rescued from four shoe factories here, police said Friday. A 45-year-old man Pradeep Kumar Acharjee has been arrested while labour department officials have sealed all the four factories.

The children aged between 12 and 18 years were employed as child labourers in the factories located in Tikri Kalan in east Delhi.

After receiving a tip-off, police officials raided the factories along with activists from an NGO named Bachpan Bachao Andolan.

"The children belong to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and were sent here by their family, relatives and acquaintances," said Deputy Commissioner of Police Ranvir Singh.

A case has been registered and a search is on to nab the owners of the factories.

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