“We have done nothing wrong.”
Those are the words from the boss of the ‘UK’s takeaway of the year’ Rogan Josh, following a recent immigration raid on the premises.
The Home Office confirmed officers visited the Cheltenham business on the evening of August 1.
A spokesperson said checks identified that a 40-year-old Bangladeshi man who had overstayed his visa was working there illegally.
He was transferred to immigration detention while his case is progressed.
The Winchcombe Street business was served a civil penalty referral notice warning that a financial penalty of up to £20,000 will be imposed unless the employer can demonstrate that appropriate right-to-work document checks were carried out.
Manager Josh Krori said: “Two friends of the chef were visiting.