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Odisha: 2 minor girls among 12 labourers rescued while being trafficked

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Nabarangpur: The Nabarangpur police and district Labour officials yesterday rescued 12 migrant labourers, including seven girls, while they were being trafficked to Tripura and Chennai.

The cops also detained two middlemen, who were accompanying the labourers, and are interrogating them in this connection. The rescued labourers are residents of Tentulikhunti and Umerkote blocks of Nabarangpur district and of Kalahandi district.

Acting on reliable information on migration of some labourers, police intercepted a bus en-route to Visakhapatnam from Umerkote and rescued the labourers and detained two middlemen.

The labourers were being trafficked to work in various factories in Tripura and Chennai. Of the five girls, two are minors. We will hand them all over to their parents after necessary formalities,” said Nabarangpur inspector-in-charge Tariq Ahmed.