Officials Bust Begging Racket And Rescued 83 Children

Thu Jul 29 2021 13:24:26 GMT+0530 (IST)

The begging rackets in the country is a big problem which is getting bigger day by day. The people behind the racket even indulge in child trafficking. They bring kids from other places and force them into the profession.



One such racket was busted in Telangana capital Hyderabad and the officials have rescued as many as 83 children. The rescued children include both girls and boys.

The racket was busted as part of the joint operation of Hyderabad Police, Women Development and Child Welfare Development and Hyderabad collector Sweta Mohanty.

2001 batch Indian Administrative Service officer and Telangana Chief Minister's Secretary, Smita Sabharwal lauded their efforts for rescuing the children.

"Kudos to the team of Sweta Mohanty, WCDTelangana, HydcityPolice that led to rescues of 83 children from Gulbarga who were used for begging in Hyderabad. The kids have been safely returned to their parents, after DNA check and counselling," Smita Sabharwal tweeted.

The netizens have also showered praises on the officials for successfully busting the racket and rescuing the children. There are kids who are below five among the rescued victims.

As per the media reports the children rescued after busting the begging racket are said to be from Karnataka's Gulbarga.

The good news is that the officials have not only rescued the children from the begging racket, but also made them reunite with their respective families.

The children underwent DNA tests and based on the test reports, the children were handed over to their parents after giving counseling sessions to them.

It has been widely reported that the concerned officials swung into action to dig deeper into the racket to trace out the kingpin behind the racket.

It is heinous to know that innocent children were separated from their families and forced to be a part of the begging racket.

Earlier in January this year, the Karnataka High Court had issued directives to the concerned authorities to look for the begging rackets and sent the rescued children to educational institutions.

The High court even said that a survey should be conducted from the government end to know the root cause behind the begging racket.