46 child labourers rescued in UP's Sultanpur

Assistant Labour Commissioner said the rescued children were taken for medical examination

As many as 46 child labourers were rescued during a two-day campaign conducted in the district by a cross-department team, officials said August 27.

They said several establishments were raided in multiple tehsils — Kurebhar, Jaisinghpur, Kadipur, Lambhua, Baldi Rai, Sadar tehsil and Katka Bazar — on August 26 and August 27 as part of an ongoing campaign against the menace.

Assistant Labour Commissioner Nasir Khan said the rescued children were taken for medical examination.

He said action is being taken against such establishments under the Labour Act.

A joint team has been constituted under the direction of District Magistrate Ravish Gupta and Chief Development Officer Atul Vats to run the campaign, he said.

Police, labour department officials along with those of child line have also been included in the team.

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