Over 150 persons living in 14 rooms under inhumane conditions were rescued by Ashoka Garden police from a mouth freshener factory premises in Govindpura Industrial Area on Tuesday; most of the rescued workers are residents of Jammu & Kasmir, said police.
The rescued workers were forced to live in pathetic conditions who were rescued by Ashoka Garden police after the premises was raided.
The factory Ravindra Packing Industries operated by Chirag Dua. At the premises, he had constructed 14 rooms which have partitions of plywood and around 150 workers were living in unsanitary condition. In every room around 10 workers were forced to live and only two toilets were available for the complete lot of workers rescued. They were not provided with proper drinking water facility.
After receiving tip off police team from Ashoka Garden formed teams and raided the factory and after entering the factory premises all workers were rescued.
In the initial investigation police found that most of the workers hailed from Jammu and Kashmir.
Ashoka Garden after rescuing such a massive number of people informed the district administration and health department. Apart from other issues these workers have to be tested for speedily spreading Coronavirus threat.
Police after issuing notice to the operator of the factory registered a case against him. The police would collect further information regarding the verification of these workers was done at the police station and is case if verification was not done by the factory operator a case would be registered against him.