Illegal workers were discovered
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