FIVE men were arrested at an Indian restaurant following an immigration enforcement visit.
Four Bangladeshi men and a Nepalese man were arrested by enforcement officers at the popular restaurant Indian Rasoi in Cirencester on Thursday, May 31.
Checks showed that the group had overstayed their visas. All were detained pending further action on their cases.
The Home Office said that Indian Rasoi would be served a civil penalty referral notice, warning that a financial penalty of up to £20,000 per illegal worker would be imposed unless the employer can demonstrate that appropriate right-to-work document checks were carried out, such as seeing a passport or Home Office document confirming permission to work. This is a potential total fine of up to £100,000.
The Home Office has also advised that information to help employers carry out checks to prevent illegal working can be found at: gov.uk/government/collections/employers-illegal-working-penalties. This includes a quick answer right-to-work tool to help employers check if someone has the right to work in the UK.
Nobody at Indian Rasoi was available for comment when contacted by the Standard.
The restaurant is very popular, renowned for its banquet menu.