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Child workers rescued in Jorhat

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JORHAT, Dec 24 - In a drive conducted here this week, the Labour Department rescued three boys, suspected to be below 14 years of age, employed as workers in shops and one as mini bus handyman.

Assistant Labour Commissioner, Jorhat, Ishanu Shah told The Assam Tribune that two boys were rescued from a sweet shop and a grocery shop respectively, while another boy was rescued from a minibus. Among the three boys rescued, two are from Bihar while the other is from Guwahati.

Shah said medical examination of the boys will be done at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital to determine their actual age. She said the boys have been kept at a local shelter home run by a voluntary organisation as per the provision of the Child Labour Protection Act.

Shah said cases will be registered in the court against the employees of the boys, if their age is found to be below 14 years.

In the first week of this month, the Department concerned had also rescued four such boys from the town area. All the four boys were from different parts of the State.

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Child workers rescued in Jorhat

JORHAT, Dec 24 - In a drive conducted here this week, the Labour Department rescued three boys, suspected to be below 14 years of age, employed as workers in shops and one as mini bus handyman.

Assistant Labour Commissioner, Jorhat, Ishanu Shah told The Assam Tribune that two boys were rescued from a sweet shop and a grocery shop respectively, while another boy was rescued from a minibus. Among the three boys rescued, two are from Bihar while the other is from Guwahati.

Shah said medical examination of the boys will be done at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital to determine their actual age. She said the boys have been kept at a local shelter home run by a voluntary organisation as per the provision of the Child Labour Protection Act.

Shah said cases will be registered in the court against the employees of the boys, if their age is found to be below 14 years.

In the first week of this month, the Department concerned had also rescued four such boys from the town area. All the four boys were from different parts of the State.