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June 5, 2012 : India: Child Welfare Committee orders cops to book child’s employer

India: Child Welfare Committee orders cops to book child’s employer

NEW DELHI: The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) on Monday ordered the police to register a case against the employers of a minor boy who had engaged him as a domestic servant for the past two months.

The bench directed police officials of the Madhu Vihar police station in east Delhi to register a case against the employers, who are property dealers and residents of IP Extension in east Delhi. The minor had been rescued on Saturday after he was discovered locked inside the employer’s house and crying.
The CWC has asked the police to register a case against the employers under section 23 and 26 of the Juvenile Justice Act, section 16 of the Bonded Labour act and section 344 (confinement for more than 10 days) and 374 (unlawful compulsory labour) under the Indian Penal Code. The child was produced at a CWC court on Monday and a written order was passed on the matter after the minor gave his statement.

Reference : Times of India