Administration and police have rescued 59 people who were working as bonded labour in brick kilns. The area of their work is situated in Kavita behind the BSF camp. As per reports, the agent involved in this case had given a loan of 50,000 each to around 11 families and was making them work as bonded labour in the kiln. The rescued children and others hail from Udaipur, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh.
Giving details on this, Badgaon SDM Dr Manju said that District Collector had received information about bonded labour and child labour in this area. A recce was performed and then police officers left with their teams to take action.
The moment the teams reached Kavita, the labours and the children started running here and there in order to hide. Some of them couldn't escape. The officers then spoke to these people. As informed by SP Kailash Bishnoi, 15 men, 11 women, 5 kids with mothers, 8 little girls and 10 other bonded labours were found. 2 boys, 3 girls and 2 little kids were found inside the kiln and from the dhaba nearby.
The revelations by the families of these labours were shocking. The agent involved had given a loan of 50 thousand rupees to each of the family and had taken the members to work as bonded labours. The condition given was that they would be paid 3000 rupees monthly and 6000 rupees was to be paid by the labour as instalment towards loan. This resulted in no money being paid to the labours. This was the reason that the labour were working here since last 2 years and were not allowed to go home.