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UK's richest family Hindujas get over 4 years in jail for exploiting...

The Hindujas were acquitted of human trafficking, but convicted on other charges in a stunning verdict.

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A Swiss court has handed jail sentences to four members of Britain's richest family Hindujas on Friday for exploiting Indian staff at their Geneva mansion. The Hindujas were acquitted of human trafficking, but convicted on other charges in a stunning verdict. The family has an estimated net worth of USD 47 billion. This is around Rs 392820 crore.

Prakash Hinduja and his wife Kamal Hinduja each got four years and six months, while their son Ajay and his wife Namrata received four-year terms. The cases stem from the family's practice of bringing servants from their native India and included accusations of confiscating their passports once they were flown to Switzerland.

The four were accused of trafficking their servants, mostly illiterate Indians, who were employed at their luxurious lakeside villa in Geneva. The court said the four were guilty of exploiting workers and providing unauthorised employment.

The four Hinduja family members were accused of seizing workers' passports, paying them in rupees – not Swiss francs — barring them from leaving the villa and forcing them to work excruciatingly long hours for a pittance in Switzerland, among other things.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by DNA staff and is published from PTI/AP)

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