GHAZIABAD: The district administration has rescued 68 children from various factories in Ghaziabad on W
The kids included both boys and girls, mostly below the age of 14. The factories which employed them were manufacturing steel wire mesh.
The district administration was assisted in the raid by officials of labour department and police. A local NGO also assisted the officials in the raids.
"Some kids were working in these factories along with their parents. Several others had been transported from rural areas in various parts of the country to work as child labourers," Loni sub-divisional magistrate Atul Kumar told TOI.
The kids were sent for medical examinations from the factories to a government hospital. Following this, the officials took the kids to Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of the district. The CWC ordered overnight custody of the kids in three different shelter homes of Ghaziabad.
Officials said another round of medical examination will be conducted on the kids on Thursday. The future course of action will be taken in accordance with the directions of the CWC.