LONDON: Three British Sikhs helped about 70 Afghan illegal immigrants sneak into the UK using real passports of Sikhs in a 600,000 pounds scam, a court here has been told. Cousins Daljit Kapoor and Harmit Kapoor, and Davinder Chawla, all three in their 40s, pleaded guilty before their trial at Inner London Crown Court in March.
The three men appeared at the court yesterday for the start of a Newton hearing after disagreements between the prosecution and the defence over their level of involvement in the scam, The Sun reported. Border officials were unable to distinguish between the illegal immigrants who masqueraded as the genuine passport holders because Sikh men are allowed to wear turbans in their ID documents, the court was told.
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