Athamalik, Mar 5: The Athamalik police have rescued 20 bonded labourers including nine minors who were being trafficked to Tamil Nadu from a roadside eatery last night.
All the labourers belonged to Sargital village in Sonepur district and were going to Tamil Nadu in a bus provided by the employer.
Acting on a tip-off, the officials raided the eatery last night where the labourers were having their dinner and rescued them along with three staffs of the bus. After the preliminary investigation, it was found that the labourers were being sent to work in a spinning mill in Tamil Nadu.
The police are further investigating the matter.