15 bonded labourers freed in Bagalkot

Fifteen bonded labourers, including six children and four women, have been rescued from a sugar cane field at Petlur village of Mudhol taluk in the district.

All of them, who are relatives, have been sent to their native place in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh. The police have registered a case against the middleman. 

The freed labourers were produced before Jamakhandi assistant commissioner Mullai Muhilan, by Mudhol tahsildar S S Ingale, Nagabhushan, the deputy superintendent of police of the CID, Bengaluru and S N Ambigera, the Lokapur sub inspector.

Compensation paid
The statements of the freed labourers were taken and they were paid Rs 1,000 each as compensation.

Purushotham Rohidas Kokate, the middleman, had brought the labourers to work in the field belonging to Shankargowda Lakshman Gouda Patil.

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