Indian Hinduja Family Case: The Indian-origin business tycoon and Britain’s richest Hinduja family has been acquitted of all charges by Switzerland’s higher court. A day earlier, on June 21, the lower court had sentenced 4 members of the Hinduja family to jail in the case of exploitation of servants.

Businessman Prakash Hinduja and his wife Kamal Hinduja were sentenced to four and a half years. Whereas, his son Ajay and daughter-in-law Namrata were sentenced to four years. However, they were not taken into custody. After this, the family challenged the decision in the higher court.

Now a spokesperson of the Hinduja family said that the higher court has dismissed all the serious allegations. According to the spokesperson, the complainants have withdrawn all the allegations. While testifying in the court, he said, “We were misled and made to sign statements which we could not understand. We had no such intention.

Allegations of exploitation of servants

The Hinduja family was accused of exploiting the people working at their Swiss villa, most of whom were illiterate Indians. The lower court dismissed the human trafficking charges, saying their employees had a reasonable understanding of what they were doing.

All four members of the Hinduja family were not present in the court at the time of the verdict. However, their manager and the fifth accused Najeeb Jiyaji were present. He was also sentenced to 18 months.