Hindujas Not Imprisoned, Human Trafficking Charges Dismissed

Published on: June 24, 2024 06:45 IST

On Sunday, four members of Britain’s richest family, the Hindujas, clarified that they have not been subjected to any imprisonment, conviction, sentence, or detention. Prakash Hinduja, 78, his wife Kamal Hinduja, 75, their son Ajay, 56, and his wife Namrata, 50, faced accusations of “usury” for allegedly exploiting their vulnerable immigrant staff by paying them minimal wages.

A spokesperson for the Hinduja family stated that these family members have not been imprisoned and that the human trafficking charges against them have been dismissed.

“The four Swiss-national members of the Hinduja Family, Kamal and Prakash Hinduja, Namrata and Ajay Hinduja, have not been subjected to any imprisonment, conviction, sentence or detention,” the spokesperson said in the statement. “Per Swiss law procedures, the lower court’s judgment is rendered ineffective and inoperative as the presumption of innocence is paramount until and unless a final judgment by the highest adjudicating authority is enforced.

“The most serious of the charges, human trafficking, against them were completely dismissed by the court yesterday. It may be noted that the case has no complainants left anymore and they had declared in the court that they were led into signing statements that they didn’t even understand. They had neither intended to nor initiated such proceedings. All of them further testified that the four Hinduja family members treated them with ‘respect, dignity and like family.’

“The four family members have full faith in the Swiss judicial process and remain confident that the truth will prevail.”

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