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Sikh charity trustee in UK barred for visa fraud

The UK Home Office has refused Bhavani’s application for leave to remain

By: Sarwar Alam

Britain’s charity watchdog has disqualified the trustee of a British Sikh charity and barred him from being involved in any charity in future after he was found guilty of misusing the organisation for visa fraud to bring Indian nationals to the country. The Charity Commission had already removed the Khalsa Missionary Society from the UK’s national register in February 2016 and its statutory inquiry concluded yesterday that 57-year-old trustee Ravinder Singh had misused the charity to facilitate immigration fraud. The regulator had opened its statutory inquiry in 2014 after the Home Office began a criminal investigation into charity, set up to…

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