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140 bonded labourers freed from brick kiln in UP

A raid was conducted on Saturday and almost 140 workers hailing from West Bengal were freed.

By: Press Trust of India | Muzaffarnagar |
May 3, 2015 10:24:59 am

As many as 140 bonded labourers, including woman and children, were rescued from a brick kiln in Bhanwada village by the district authorities.

Acting on a complaint of bonded labourers being used in the brick kiln, a raid was conducted on Saturday and 140 workers hailing from West Bengal were freed, Sub-divisional Magistrate J P Gupta said on Sunday.

The labourers were being paid a paltry amount by the owner, he said, adding, they have been sent to their native state.

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