Hyderabad: According to the new statistics, Cyberabad Police has topped in Telangana State by rescuing 541 children and also registering as many as 247 FIRs concerning crime against a child.
The cases were registered with the police under section 374, 75, 79, Juvenile Justice Act 2015 and 14 of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act 2016 of IPC.
In one month over 483 boys, 58girls were rescued by the operation team of Muskaan.
On the directions of Ministry of Home Affairs to form teams for Operation Muskaan-V during the month of July 2019, Cyberabad Police has formed teams for Operation Muskaan-V in the nine divisions of Cyberabad.
This year the police have run a campaign called Operation Mukaan-V across the Cyberabad Commissionerate, during July 2019. All nine teams were operating under the leadership of Inspector (W&CSW) Venkat Reddy and supervised by C. Anasuya D.C.P (W&CSW).
During the operation, the trained police teams had been rescuing vulnerable children. Particulars of such identified children have been checked and uploaded in Facial Recognition App.
The operating team of police officers were using a new technology of facial recognition application, named as DARAPAN, this app was being used to trace the missing children, and those who were working as labour in micro industries, begging and trafficking in the state.
Some crucial rescues in Cyberabad Commissionerate
On 15th July 2019 around 15 children ageing, 14 to 17 years have been rescued from a spinning mill in Medchal. They are the native of Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Orissa and Assam States. The operation team has registered a case against the management and then rescued the children, later shifted to a shelter home.
The team have also rescued 10 minor children from Metal Industries in Mailardevpally on 16th July.
According to the police, the children were engaged in moulding work and were operating heavy loaded machinery in high temperatures of above 40°C which is very dangerous to their health.
Police on the enquiry have come to know that the fewer wages were being paid, also children use to work for hours and hours each day.
The Muskaan-V team has apprehended the owner of the company for violation of the Child Labor Act, later a case was registered against him.
Observation of teams in all the rescue operation of child labour
- The children were made to work from dawn to dusk for more than 12 hours, without break.
- They were living in the unhygienic condition in small rooms without ventilation.
- They were provided with no proper diet, a meal of rice and watery dal two times a day.
- No holiday was provided to them.
- Middlemen paid meagre amounts around Rs. 10,000 to the parents of the children and brought them from Bihar, Jharkhand, Odissa, Assam and other States.
- The children were suffering from malnutrition, stunted growth and other health issues.
- Children working in metal welding work got their hands and eyes badly affected.
- Children working in the cotton spinning mill were suffering from bronchitis, covered with fine dust from head to toe.
- All the children carried Aadhar card in which their date of birth was recorded 01-01-2000, 01-01-2001 and all the Aadhar cards had month and day of birth as January 1st.
- In some of the industries, day time work was being done by adult workers and children were made to work during the night.
The Cyberabad Police Commissioner, VC Sajjanar appealed that people to report any incident of begging by children, rag picking, child labour, bonded labour, vagabond children who are in need of care and protection to Cyberabad Police via dedicated Phone & WhatsApp No.7901115474. or Dial:100 or dedicated Cyberabad WhatsApp No.9490617444 or Email:email@example.com.