7 held for child trafficking

The accused are identified as Ravi of Gangadharnagar, Nagesh of Koramangala, Shankar of Hosakerehalli, Machchenalli Rajesh from Kolar, Gururaj of Sunkadkatte, Raju of Dasanapura and Raja of Bommasandra.

In and around the City Railway station and bus stand, they lured the children who had come to city after having run away from home.

The accused used to promise the chilren jobs in the hotels. Later, they sold each boy for sums ranging from Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,000, the police said.

A section of the media had unearthed the existence of this racket a few days ago. Subsequently, four children were rescued and handed over to the Child Welfare Committee.  
Gold seized

Gold jewellery worth about Rs 1 crore without bill in a shop was seized on Avenue road, by C Keshave Gowda, Commercial Tax Officer, Mobile Check Post wing of the Commercial Tax Department on Friday. A penalty of Rs 3 lakh was levied. Deputy Commissioner, K S Basavaraj led the team, a release said.

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