The rescued boys, who are natives of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, will be kept in a children’s welfare home.
Mumbai: In continuance with its crackdown against child labour, the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of the Thane (rural) police arrested a 34-year-old bakery owner for engaging child workers at his establishment in Mira Road on Saturday evening.
The team led by assistant police inspector Sunil Shinde rescued four minor boys (aged 16 and 17 years) who were made to work in unsafe conditions. Acting on a tip-off, in context to the employment of the youngsters, the AHTU team swooped down on Al-Sufiya Bakery located in Naya Nagar around 7 pm on Saturday.
Apart from slapping the recently amended sections of the Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, a case under Sections 75 and 79 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 (Care And Protection of Children) and Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the owner who has been identified as Abdul Wahid Qureshi (34).
Last week, the police had rescued minors who found to be working in various motor garages of the twin city. The rescued boys, who are natives of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, will be kept in a children’s welfare home.