Tuesday, December 24, 2013
60 MIGRANTS RESCUED FROM BALANGIR BUS STAND Wednesday, 25 December 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
60 MIGRANTS RESCUED FROM BALANGIR BUS STAND
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
As many as 60 migrant labourers, including women, and children were rescued from a Government bus-stand here by local police on Monday night.
The labourers were rescued when they were being taken by middlemen to work in brick kilns of Cuttack and other adjoining areas in a bus from Padampur to Cuttack. The migrant labourers mostly belong to some villages of Patnagarh block. According to reports, the police have detained a person in this case and the rescued labourers were sent back to their homes. However, the police have not registered any case in this connection.
Meanwhile, members of the Jana Jagaran Dadan Sangha led by its president Khagapati Kumbhar on Tuesday staged a dharna before the Collectorate here demanding compensation of `15 lakh each for the migrant labourers whose palms were chopped off by the contractors recently. They also demanded exemplary punishment to those involved in the crime.