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15 juveniles rescued from NBCC construction site

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Child rights body (NCPCR) on Tuesday rescued 15 juveniles who were found working as at an NBCC in the national capital.

told IANS that they will send notices to top officials of the NBCC, of and the Police, over the issue.

"Government officials' involvement in is completely unacceptable. We will conduct an audit at all the construction sites of NBCC," Kanoongo added.

The incident came to limelight when Kanoongo, who was at the in East Kidwai Nagar area of south for a personal work earlier in the day, noticed a juvenile working there.

"On intervention, it was revealed that there were more children, who came mostly from and and have been working at the site for some time," he said.

The team of officers, along with Childline workers, were immediately sent to the site for the rescue of children. While the NBCC officials initially opposed and allegedly misbehaved with the team, the rescue operation was successfully carried out.

The 15 rescued children were taken to the (CWC) where their statements were recorded. The CWC has also ordered for lodging an FIR, but it was yet to be done when the reports last came in.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 22:56 IST
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