Operation Smile VII: 389 children rescued in Cyberabad Commissionerate

Hyderabad, Feb 3 (FN Representative) As many as 389 children were rescued so far in the seventh phase of Operation Smile from January 1, 2021 to January 31, 2021 in the limits of Cyberabad Commissionerate. Of the total 389 children, 336 are boys and 53 are girls, a police release here said on Wednesday. Of the 25 beggars, 13 are boys and 12 are girls. Of the 336 boys, 317 are child labourers, 13 are begging, 3 street children and 3 Rag picking. Out of 53 girls, 40 are child labourers, 12 are begging, one Rag picking.

Of the total 336 boys, 139 were handed over to their parents after counseling and 197 were sent to Shelter Home. About 105 Cases were registered under various sections concerned to crime against children u/s 374 IPC, 75, 79 Juvenile Justice Act 2015 and u/sec 14 of Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act 2016. Of the 389 children, 140 were from other states (114 boys, 26 girls) and remaining are from Telangana, the release added.