Registration of migrant labourers compulsory, says DC

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Hamirpur, Apr 23 (UNI) Days after a 14-year-old abducted boy was allegedly murdered by migrant labourers, the Hamirpur district administration today said registration of migrant labourers with the police stations was compulsory.

Talking to reporters here, Hamirpur Deputy Commissioner Nandita Gupta said registration with the nearby police station would be mandatory for the migrant labourers under Section 144 of CrPC.

Those violating the order would be punished under Section 188 of CrPC with a fine of Rs 1,000 and six months of imprisonment, she said and added that all applications should be submitted to the nearest police stations within seven days from now.

Ms Gupta said this order would be binding on the contractors and self-employed labourers, who were engaged in jobs like selling of shawls and vegetables.

All the migrant labourers would be issued identity cards by the police stations concerned, she added.

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