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Hinduja Family Challenges Swiss Court Verdict, Acquitted of Human Trafficking Charges



Hinduja Family Challenges Swiss Court Verdict, Acquitted Of Human Trafficking Charges

Britain’s wealthiest family, the Hindujas, expressed shock and dismay over the recent ruling in a Swiss court in Geneva and have promptly filed an appeal in a higher court disputing the decision.

Lawyers representing the family, including Prakash and Kamal Hinduja, both aged in their 70s, alongside Ajay and Namrata Hinduja, highlighted that they had been cleared of any human trafficking allegations despite facing jail terms.

The legal team emphasized that the media reports suggesting a detention of family members were unfounded, clarifying that the appeal has suspended the enforcement of the initial judgement.

According to a statement signed by lawyers Yael Hayat, Robert Assael, and Roman Jordan, the presumption of innocence remains pivotal under Swiss law until the final ruling by the highest court.

Addressing the allegations, the prosecutors in Geneva had accused the Hinduja family members of exploiting domestic workers by confiscating their passports and subjecting them to harsh working conditions in Switzerland.

The legal representatives reiterated that the plaintiffs had withdrawn their complaints, questioning the credibility of the accusations brought against the family.

Notably, the Hinduja family topped the ‘Sunday Times Rich List‘ as the wealthiest in the UK, with an estimated wealth of around GBP 37.196 billion.

Rachel Adams

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