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2 held for human trafficking, 7 labourers rescued

Press Trust of India  |  Pakur (Jharkhand) 

Police arrested two people for alleged during a raid in district in on Monday and rescued 14 labourers belonging to the primitive Pahariya tribe, a said.

The people arrested are residents of Kolkata and were arrested near Ambedkar Chowk in town, of Police Shailendra said.

Burnwal said the labourers are residents of Kumarbhaja village under station of the district.

During interrogation, the people arrested confessed to police that they had trafficked labourers from to various others states, including and promising them jobs, Burnwal said.

They use to to promise labourers that they would be paid Rs 10,000 monthly for their work in Delhi, he said adding that they had assured the victims to pay 50 per cent of the salary in after the labourers insisted for it.

A case has been registered under Section 370/34 of the IPC against the two on the basis of a joint complaint lodged by the labourers, Burnwal added.

In an unrelated incident, seven children, who were being taken to by suspected traffickers two days ago, were set free by railway police from Ghaziabad, said Pakur of Childline centre, Kundan Kumar Goswami.

The children have been handed over to Child Welfare Committee, Pakur, on Monday, he said.

Of the seven children, five children hailed from Pakur district and one each from Godda and district, Goswami said.

A child, who was a native of Aajna village under Pakur Sadar block, has been handed over to his parents and a process to hand over four others, who are residents of station of the district, to their relatives is on, he said.

Two other children were handed over to Childline Centre, Pakur and will be handed over to their parents on Tuesday.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 00:30 IST