Mr. R. Thrumurgan secured another first by being the first criminal lawyer in Singapore to secure acquittals after trial on labour trafficking charges under the Prevention of Human Trafficking Act.
In a case described by TODAYonline as a “landmark human trafficking case”, our Nepali client was acquitted following a lengthy 36-day trial. Faced with a litany of allegations against his client, Trident Law’s Mr. R. Thrumurgan marshalled all manner of objective and contemporaneous evidence to attack the credibility of the alleged victims and the veracity of their testimonies in Court.
In acquitting our client on all 4 charges, the trial judge found that the testimonies of the alleged victims were “riddled with inconsistencies”. The Prosecution has filed an appeal against the acquittals.