Il­le­gal work­ers were dis­cov­ered

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Letters And Opinion -

Be­fore it went into liq­ui­da­tion, Salma Cui­sine had been fined be­fore af­ter it was found to be em­ploy­ing two il­le­gal work­ers.

The busi­ness, founded in 2004, was or­dered to pay £10,000 by the Home Of­fice in Oc­to­ber 2009.

At the time, owner Moynoor Rashid said: “When I took on the work­ers three-and-ahalf years ago I checked their de­tails.

“They pro­vided me with fake pass­ports and fake Na­tional In­surance num­bers.

“They looked gen­uine and I couldn’t tell they weren’t real, but the Home Of­fice ruled that wasn’t good enough.

“The work­ers were found to be il­le­gal about a year-and-ahalf ago now. I have paid all the fine and I al­ways check that em­ploy­ees’ de­tails are in line.”

In Au­gust 2005, four men be­lieved to be from Bangladesh were ar­rested dur­ing a raid on the restau­rant.

An Immigration Ser­vices of­fi­cial said all four, who were be­lieved to be staff at the restau­rant, were found to be immigration of­fend­ers.

At the time, Mr Rashid said he had suf­fered a heart at­tack the pre­vi­ous month and had been re­cu­per­at­ing since then.

He said: “I have not been hir­ing staff. The men

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