A joint rescue operation for freeing forced and bonded labourers was conducted by a team of Revenue, Police, Labour and Health departments and Officers from Assam Bhavan and Jharkhand Bhavan, along with EMPOWER PEOPLE and World for Equality organisations.
House no. 2712/13, Ranjeet Nagar, Ground floor and House no. 2567/01, Shadipur, were raided by the team at around 11 pm from where 7 people including 3 minors were rescued. One of the rescued child is only 2 years old, who was kept under R. B. placement agency. Ram Bilas Paswan of the agency was not present there, but his second wife and manager of agency was there who was later arrested. Office of the agency was seized by Tahseeldar of Patel nagar B. D. Meena.
SDM found that people were living in pitiable conditions and working without any kind of salary.
The agency has placed as many as 3000 persons, majority of them trafficked from Assam, who are now missing.
The rescue crew seized large number of photographs of missing persons in the placement office.
Investigation suggests that atleast 40 people are still in need of immediate intervention who are working in bad condition with no salary.
Rehabilitation process is in hand.