20 C’garh villagers rescued from brick kiln in Pune

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Feb 2019 08:51:26


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The victims, including 6 women, 5 men and 9 children who were employed in brick kiln in Pune were lured by the owner by offering them good income

TWENTY villagers of Amethi and Chichirda villages who were forcibly engaged as labourer in Banbad village of Daund Tehsil in Pune were rescued in a joint action of Lawan and Gidhpuri police.  The victims, including 6 women, 5 men and 9 children were employed in a brick kiln. All were safely bought to the district. As per information, SP Prashant Agrawal received complaint that one Ashok Diwakar, owner of brick kiln, took away 20 villagers luring them of good income. It was reported that villagers were enslaved and deprived of basic amenities. They were compelled to work in adverse conditions and not paid meagrely.

The villagers were even not allowed to come back. Based on complaint, a case was registered under sections 370 (3) and 34 of Indian Penal Code.  Taking the case seriously, a joint team of Lawan and Gidhpuri police was sent to Pune. The team co-ordinated with local administration and police official of Pune. The team reached Banbad and rescued 20 villagers including Dhankunwar, Sangeeta, Rampratap, Pushpa Yadav, Kamaldas, Tina and Kishan Rambai. The statements of victims have been recorded.

ASI Ishwar Toppo, Head Constable Narendra Thakur, Constable Jitendra Prajapati, Nayab Tehsildar Yashwant Raj and Labour Inspector Manoj Kumar Mandleshwar played crucial role in the operation. This is third success of district police in rescuing bonded labourers. Earlier, 18 labourers of Chandan were rescued from Telangana while 20 other labourers were rescued from Gaya district of Bihar.