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5 child labourers rescued in Navi Mumbai

Five child labourers were rescued from eateries and other establishments in the Navi Mumbai township of Maharashtra, police said on Thursday.

Acting on a tip-off, the Navi Mumbai police conducted a raid on Wednesday on a tyre shop, three eateries and a grocery shop and rescued the children from there, a police release said.

The children are aged between 12 and 13 years. Two of them belong to Uttar Pradesh, while the others are natives of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the release said.

Five persons from these establishments were arrested and booked under the Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, the police added.



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