Hyderabad: The Cyberabad police as part of its Operation Smile has rescued 61 boys and 30 girls in the last two months. Of these, 10 children were handed over to their parents.
Twelve cases were registered against persons using children for labour. The children were presented before the child welfare committee and sent to shelter homes, where they go to school, according to a release.
The Cyberabad police has Operation Smile Teams in its three zones which work throughout the year to rescue children from labour, begging, ragpicking and also runaway and vulnerable children.
Cyberabad deputy commissioner of police C. Anasuya said in one case the teams had rescued 20 children from a brick kiln at Kacharam, Shamshabad, where they were being forced to work along with their parents. In another case, seven children were rescued from a brick kiln at Jukal, Shamshabad.
Cyberabad police rescued 20 persons aged above 60 years as part of Operation Aasra, which aims to rescue destitutes from the streets. They were sent for rehabilitation to Anand Ashram run by the prisons department.
The Cyberabad police has launched a Whatsapp number, 7901115474, for reporting on child labour and destitutes found begging or in a helpless condition, the statement said....