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Indian Jailed in UK for fake Marriage Racket

Recently, the United Kingdom has faced several problems regarding its immigration rules and concepts which resulted into negative effects to both the people of the country and the immigrants. Certain flaws and loopholes in the immigration laws resulted in a massive entry of immigrants coming from multiple countries. As a result, the UK faced and is still facing several dilemmas and predicaments generated by the criminal behavior and tendencies of both the legal and legal immigrants.

There are immigrants in the UK who work illegally within the metropolis. Some of them do not pay taxes, abuse the care provided to them by the government, and harm the indigenous people either by robbery, treachery, or other wrongdoings. Recently, an Indian man was arrested and sentenced to jail by the British Court for four years and five months due to carrying out illegal operations by faking documents regarding marriage.

According to the Daily Record reports on Friday, the man named Harpal Singh and who is 51 years old admitted to the Cardiff Crown Court in Wales that he and his three other companions are arranging fake marriages throughout Britain. Harpal Singh was arrested last year due to faking documents of marriage and consequently, he was sentenced for four years and 5 months in jail together with the recommendation for deportation.

He also admitted that he required a payment of 5,000 pounds in exchange for arranging fake marriage documents to all women of Czech and students from Asia who are primarily from Nepal, Pakistan, and India. Furthermore, those who ask for his help are mostly men whose visas are expired or will nearly expire.

Unfortunately for him, he was caught at the Registry Office of Cardiff last May for trying to arrange his fake marriage. He was caught when the officers and staffs from the said office saw some flaws and loopholes from his divorce documents. Furthermore, a bag containing some identity cards and marriage packs which are told for fraudulent weddings were recovered from him.

The suspect, Harpal Singh, arrived at Britain in 2006 with a 6-month visa along with his three children and wife. He tried to apply for immigration two times but he failed to receive an approval.

Some of his clients and customers were also arrested and received less severe punishments due to working with him for producing fraudulent documents. One of them is Romana Nistrova, a 23 year old woman from Birmingham, who agreed to have a false wedding, was suspended for a year and required to carry out some community services. Other ones were Haider Ali and Awais Ahmen, both 23 years old from Surrey and London, who paid for fraudulent marriage documents, were jailed for a year but were freed due to the time they spent on remand.

The actions committed y Harpal Singh was considered by the authorities as a strong violation to their immigration rules and their systems for marriage. They also added that Singh has preyed on to women undergoing some problems and that his actions only made those problems worse.