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Britain’s richest Indian business family exploited their servants and will now have to spend 4.5 years in prison

Sagar Patel

By Sagar Patel

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Hinduja family (file photo) Image credit source: Forbes

If a domestic helper comes to your home to do everything from cleaning to cooking, then it is very important to treat them humanely. You must have seen the bad behavior of maid Seema Biswas and her lover Sarika in the movie ‘Yeh Mera India’. The big news related to a similar case is that a billionaire Indian business family was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for exploiting their servants. Four members of this family living in Britain will have to spend time in prison.

Here we are talking about the Hinduja family, owners of an iconic company like Ashok Leyland. Four members of Britain’s richest family, Prakash Hinduja, his wife Kamal Hinduja, his son Ajay Hinduja and his daughter-in-law Namrata have been punished.

Allegations of exploitation, abuse and even human trafficking

The Hinduja family is accused of bringing maids from India to work at their Geneva mansion. Once they arrived in Switzerland, their passports were forcibly confiscated. Servants had little or no freedom to leave the house and were paid very little money.

During the hearing of this case in a Geneva court, the Hinduja family was found guilty of exploitation and abuse of domestic workers and sentenced to 4.5 years in prison. In this case, he has been acquitted of the human trafficking charges against him.

The court handed down the sentence after an out-of-court agreement.

The three maids who had accused the Hinduja family, owner of assets worth $47 billion, of exploitation. It was almost certain that an out-of-court settlement would be reached between him and his family, but considering the seriousness of the case, the court continued with the hearing.

Prakash Hinduja (78) and Kamal Hinduja (75) remained absent from the court throughout the hearing of the case. He has been sentenced to 4.5 years. While his son and daughter-in-law have been sentenced to 4 years.

Sagar Patel

Sagar Patel

I am Sagar Patel, specializing in business news reporting. With a keen focus on economic trends, market analysis, and corporate developments,

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