Author: May Bulman
A corrupt immigration officer has been jailed for attempting to extort money from an Indian national who was due to be removed from the UK.
Jaspreet Kaur was sentenced three years and-nine months after she admitted to demanding £2,500 from a potential deportee.
The 41-year-old from Romford falsely told him that she had “pulled strings” to have him released from Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre in March 2017.
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She also claimed that if the man paid her the money, any outstanding deportation orders against him would not be enforced, giving him a week to gather the funds.
After she was arrested in July 2017 and confronted with the recorded evidence, Ms Kaur admitted it was her voice, before lying and trying to claim she had been threatened by the man.
Anton Allera, from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), said Ms Kaur had “abused her position of power for financial gain”.
He added: “Bribery is corrosive in any walk of life, let alone by someone like Kaur who was involved in deporting people from the UK. We are committed to prosecuting people who undermine confidence in our public services and who believe such corrupt behaviour is acceptable.”