At least 107 children were rescued from four cities of Kota division within five days of Operation Milap, a special drive by anti-human trafficking cell of the Rajasthan police.
The one-month-long special drive was kicked off on May 15. The drive aims at rescuing missing children, child labourers and minors engaged in begging.
The highest number of child labourers were rescued from Kota city in the past five days, said Dharmraj, in-charge of Anti-Human Trafficking Cell.
Sixty children, including five girls, were rescued from different areas here, he added.
One of the five girls was begging when she was rescued.
The other children were rescued from Udoghnagar, Borekheda and Kunadhi areas where they were working at dhabas, mechanic shops and bangle manufacturing units, the CI said.
Six FIRs have been registered against the owners and proprietors of the firms where the children were forced to work, he said.
The rescue children have been sent to various children shelter homes.
“Some of the rescued children were sent back home with their parents,” told Bhupendra Singh, Coordinator of the Child Line here, an NGO said.
Meanwhile, 25 child labourers, including one girl, were rescued in Jhalawar city where they were engaged in brick kilns and sweet shops, said Praveen Vyas, Circle In-charge, Anti-Human Trafficking Cell Jhalawar.
Seven of the 25 rescued children were missing, he said, adding five FIRs were lodged against the owners of the shops and brick kilns.
In Bundi, 17 child labourers, including two girls, were rescued since May 15, said Kaniz Faitama, Circle In-charge, Anti Human Trafficking Cell, Bundi.
Four FIRs were registered against the owners of the units where these children were forced to work, she said.
The rescued girls were forced to work from early morning at 4 am till 5 in the evening and were paid only Rs 400 per day.
In Baran, five children have been rescued in the past five days.
Two FIRs have been lodged in this connection against the proprietors of the shop where they were working, an official said.
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