'Two uncles of new Home Secretary Sajid Javid have been accused of running a ‘cash for visas’ scam targeting migrants who wanted to get into Britain.
His relatives are alleged to have conned people in Pakistan out of money after promising to obtain documents which did not materialise.
One of the uncles is also understood to have offered to help Pakistanis enter Britain by arranging marriages for cash.
Last night, those who handed over money for visas told The Mail on Sunday they had not received the documents – with one saying he was given fake papers instead.
The allegations could be embarrassing for Mr Javid, who was last week appointed Home Secretary with the task of sorting out the Government’s tangled immigration policy, after Amber Rudd was forced to resign over the Windrush scandal.
The alleged racket was run by Abdul Majeed, who lived in Pakistan until his death seven years ago, and brother Khalid Abdul Hamid, 69, who now lives in Bristol.
Mr Hamid last night said a ‘few’ student visas has been successfully arranged – but denied claims of a scam as ‘lies’ designed to target Mr Javid.
According to some residents in the village of Lasoori in north-eastern Pakistan, where Mr Javid’s family still own a home, the two men had been arranging visas for would-be migrants since the 1990s. And in 2006, Mr Majeed set up a company called UK Study, based in nearby Rajana.
The Mail on Sunday has been told that, as well as offering English lessons, the firm helped students wishing to travel to Britain and other European countries to get visas.'
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