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Mumbai cops rescue 8 minors from leather factory

Monday, 25 August 2014 - 6:15am IST | Agency: dna

In a raid conducted by the Agripada police station against child labour, police managed to rescue eight minors, who were forced to work at a leather factory at Madanpura in Byculla. The police carried out the raid on Saturday and booked three owners of a leather factory.

Agripada police had recently received a tip off from their informers that a leather goods manufacturing factory in Rangwala compound near Byculla, were employing minor children in their factory to make leather goods. Acting on the tip off the Agripada police formed a team and raided the premises on Saturday.

"We raided the premises on the basis of confirmation from our sources, and we were able to rescue eight children from age group of 13 to 18. We are trying to get more details about their families but, meanwhile, they have been sent to rehabilitation home," said an officer attached with Agripada police station.

Police arrested three factory owners Mohammed Irshad (19), Mohammed Shaikh (34) and Mohammed Churiyar (32) and all of them has been booked under child labour act and were sent to police custody.

During the investigation police also found out that the accused not only engaged the minors for work in leather factory but the children were underpaid as well.

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