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Fri Jun 21, 2024, 05:25 PM Jun 21

Four members of Britain's richest family given jail sentences for exploiting servants [View all]

A Swiss criminal court found Prakash Hinduja, 78, and his wife, son and daughter-in-law guilty of exploiting workers and providing unauthorised employment, but rejected more serious charges of human trafficking.

Prakash and Kamal Hinduja each received prison sentences of four and a half years, while their son Ajay and his wife, Namrata, were sentenced to four years each. The defendants did not attend court in Geneva. Lawyers said they would appeal.

A fifth defendant – the family’s business manager Najib Ziazi – was present at the sentencing. He received an 18-month suspended sentence.

The family, which is the richest in Britain with a net worth of more than £37bn, was accused of trafficking and exploiting workers – mostly illiterate Indians – at their Swiss villa.


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