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Odisha: 20 Migrant Labourers Rescued From Rayagada Railway Station

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30 May 2019

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty

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Rayagada: Human rights activists rescued 20 migrant labourers from Rayagada railway station last night while they were being trafficked to a textile mill in Andhra Pradesh. The labourers were handed over to Government Railway Police.

The rescued labourers, including 12 women and four minors, are all residents of Panchada village in Koraput district.

The activists spotted them when they saw the labourers waiting at the station to board a train to Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. Taking action immediately, the group of activists rescued them and handed them over to Rayagada GRP.

Two middlemen have also been detained in this connection and further probe is underway. Meanwhile, Labour department is making arrangements to send the labourers back to their native place.

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Suvendu Kumar Sabar, IIC, GRP, Rayagada