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Gang jailed in UK over sham marriage scam for South Asian men

Ayaz Khan

By: Sarwar Alam

A gang made up of Pakistani and Lithuanian origin men and women have been jailed for their role in organising sham marriages of at least 13 men, including one from India, for a European visa. Ayaz Khan was jailed for six years and his estranged wife, Jurgita Pavlovskyte, for five years at the Old Bailey court in London as the ringleaders of the gang that organised fake weddings for at least 11 ‘grooms’ from Pakistan, and one each from India and Bangladesh with brides from Lithuania. Other members of the gang, Muhammad Saqlain, Diana Stankevic, Irfan Farooq and Sheikh Ahmad,…

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