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70 labourers, including 33 minors, rescued from traffickers


70 labourers, including 33 minors, rescued from traffickers

Bastar, Chhattisgarh, Dec 22 (ANI): The Chhattisgarh Police busted a human-trafficking racket and rescued 70 labourers, including 33 minors, from traffickers in Bastar district on Wednesday nights. The traffickers were taking the labourers to Telangana on the pretext of getting them plum jobs.

The bus carrying the labourers and the traffickers was intercepted by police following a tip-off. Five persons have been arrested in connection with the trafficking.

The arrested persons are being interrogated for leads to ascertain if any of their accomplices were also involved in the trafficking. The rescued minors will be counselled before being sent to child shelters.

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