HYDERABAD: As many as 170 child labourers working in brick kilns in Yadadri district were on Wednesday rescued by Rachakonda police.
The action comes a day after 140 minors working in brick kilns had been rescued.
According to Rachakonda Police Commissioner, Mahesh M Bhagwat, under 'Operation Smile' conducted in Bommalaramaram Police Station limits of Yadadri district 170 child labourers aged between five to 18 years (78 below 14 years and 92 above 14 to 18 years) were identified working in 18 brick kilns from Odisha are rescued and all the owners are enumerated.
A case under relevant sections of IPC, Juvenile Justice Act and under Child Labour Prohibition Act was booked.
Further investigation is on.