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Lawyers desert Indian pizza-man

All his three lawyers quit after viewing immigration department videos of Dec 6, reports Gurmukh Singh.
PTI | By Gurmukh Singh, Vancouver
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2005 09:25 PM IST

The case of Toronto pizza-man Harjit Singh, who faces deportation on February 2 for fraud, perjury and failed immigration bid, took a curious turn on Wednesday when all his three lawyers quit after viewing immigration department videos of December 6.

The videos show whether Singh "personally'' appeared before immigration authorities on that day.

His personal appearance before authorities on specific dates was required by law after his last immigration application was rejected in November.

Singh claims he appeared "personally'' but immigration authorities say someone his son impersonated him on that day.

After he was arrested, Singh caused ripples in Canada and toppled  immigration minister Judy Sgro by alleging that she had promised to fix his immigration problems for free pizzas and workers for her June election campaign.

Singh, who came to Canada as a visitor in 1988, have failed over the years to get permanent residence but managed to stay on by exploiting loopholes in the immigration system.

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