Wednesday, December 23, 2015
705 MIGRANT LABOURERS RESCUED IN BALANGIR Thursday, 24 December 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
705 MIGRANT LABOURERS RESCUED IN BALANGIR
Thursday, 24 December 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Acting on a tipoff, a team of the Titiligrah police led by DSP Dilip Purohit along with Titilagarh Sub-Collector Kailash Sahu and labour officials rescued as many as 705 migrant labourers, including 193 children (below 14years of age), from the Bilaspur-Tirupati Express train at the Titilagarh railway station in Balangir district on Tuesday evening.
The labourers, who were being sent to work in brick kilns of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, mostly belong to different areas of Balangir, Kalahandi and Nuapada districts, said a police official.
The rescued labourers were sent back to their homes and eight middlemen were detained in this connection, informed a labour official to this correspondent over phone.