Child rights body National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Tuesday rescued 15 juveniles who were found working as child labour at an NBCC construction site in the national capital.
"Government officials' involvement in child labour is completely unacceptable. We will conduct an audit at all the construction sites of NBCC," Kanoongo added.
The team of NCPCR 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 Child Welfare Committee (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.
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