As many as 17 children, who were being used as child labourers, were rescued from a house in a joint operation here today.
Officials of the departments of Labour, Child Welfare Committee, child labour project and education, led by the Tahasildar, raided a house here and found the children.
The children were from different places in and around Ballari district and were being sent to work in wine shops, official sources said, citing preliminary probe.
A detailed investigation would be held and stern legal action initiated against the culprits, the sources said