Saswat Singhdeo

Nuapada: Police have rescued 29 bonded labourers including 17 women and 6 minors in Nuapada yesterday.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of Boden police raided the house where the labourers were held captive in Makarbarli forest under Boden police limits of the district.

According to sources, all of them were being trafficked to Andhra Pradesh.

Later, arrangements were made to send all the rescued labourers to their villages in Dunguripalli and Baunsuni area.

As per report all the rescued labourers were allegedly being taken to the neighbouring state through an agent, who remains absconding. A police investigation is currently underway to nab all the accused involved in the case.