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Alleged bonded labourers rescued from farm in Bylakuppe

Fourteen people, allegedly kept in confinement as bonded labourers, were rescued from a ginger farm in Bylakuppe in Periyapatna near here.

After receiving a tip-off, a team led by Periyapatna taluk tahsildar Mahesh J., accompanied by Social Welfare Department official Rame Gowda, and the police, raided the farm on Friday evening and arrested the grower Umesh while rescuing the fourteen who had been forced to work in the farm allegedly as bonded labourers.

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