Three illegal Indian immigrants held in Britain

By Prasun Sonwalkar

London, Sep 27 (IANS) Three illegal Indian immigrants who were arrested following a raid by immigration officials in a chip shop in Coventry in Midlands are likely to be deported to India soon, official sources here said.

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The raid was carried out in front of stunned onlookers outside the Potters Fish Bar in Potters Green. Half a dozen officers entered the building and covered the exits to prevent any efforts to escape.

Three Indian men were arrested for illegally working at the shop. The officers questioned the three men, aged between 24 and 27, and checked their documents.

Gail Adams, regional director for the Midlands and East of England Border and Immigration Agency, told the media that they would be deported from Britain as soon as officials are given emergency passports for them from the Indian High Commission.

She added: “The Border and Immigration Agency is determined to put a stop to illegal immigrants working in Coventry. We have teams visiting businesses across the city to make sure they are not breaking the law.

“Anyone found to be working illegally should know that we will seek to remove them from the country. Many employers work with us to ensure that they only employ legal workers.

“Our message to employers is simple – if you employ illegal workers you could be named and shamed and face criminal charges.”