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Hindujas not jailed, human trafficking charges dismissed: Spokesperson

Hindujas not jailed, human trafficking charges dismissed: Spokesperson

New Delhi, June 25 (UNI) Days after a media report claimed that four members of the Hinduja family, the UK’s richest, may have to go to jail for allegedly exploiting domestic workers, the Hindujas on Tuesday said there is “no imprisonment” of the family members as the human trafficking charges 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,” a spokesperson of the family said in a statement.
As 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 statement said.
“The most serious of the charges, human trafficking, against them was completely dismissed by the court yesterday,” the spokesperson said.
"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 statement added.
The four Hinduja family members have full faith in the Swiss Judicial process and remain confident that the truth will prevail, said the spokesperson.
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