13 bonded labourers rescued in Nuapada


Nuapada: Thirteen bonded labourers were rescued from a house in Kumutimunda village under Komna police limits in Nuapada district on Monday.

Sources said the labourers were being taken to neighbouring  Andhra Pradesh for work with a help of a middleman.

Based on information from a villager that some children were held captive in a house, a team of Komna police conducted a raid there.  During the search, police rescued 13 bonded labourers.

The police have also detained the middleman for further interrogation.

While a probe has been initiated into the mater, efforts are on to send the workers back to their villages, the police said.

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