Jalandhar, June 21, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
A joint team of the civil and police administration rescued 11 children who were being engaged in the segregation of waste, begging or other such work from areas nearby Railway Station and Bhagat Singh Chowk on Thursday late night.
The children in the age of 8 to 13 were being exploited educationally and economically. The children have been produced before the Child Welfare Committee and are being shifted to protection homes.
Pained over the exploitation of children, the deputy commissioner Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma and Police Commissioner Mr Gurpreet Singh Bhullar has directed to officials to rescue each such child and put them in the schools for bringing them into the mainstream.
Presiding over the meeting held in the meeting hall of DAC, they said that the guilty in this incident will face severe punishment for mistreatment of children.
They asked the officials from police, education, health, district program office, child labour, and members of the Child Welfare Committee, NGO and Local Municipal Councillor to leave no stone unturned to ensure that such incident must not happen.
Meanwhile, a First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against the two persons namely Vikas Kumar of Godam Mohalla in Amritsar originally from Muzaffarpur and Shidar Kumar Shiva Ji Nagar in Jalandhar under various sections of IPC and Juvenile Justice Act 2000 in Navi Baradari Police Station. The team has also seized two tubes of chemical vulcanizing fluid, two liquor bottles and tobacco packets.
The fluid was being sniffed as a drug by them. This fluid is being used for repairing the puncture tube and tyres. The children were not studying in any school.
On the occasion, SDM Mr Paramvir Singh, ADCP Ms D Sudarvizhi, District Education Officer Mr Harinder Pal Singh, Assistant Commissioner Labour Department Jalandhar Mr Inderjeet Singh Sra, Deputy District Education Officer Mr. Anil Awasthi and others were present.