London, Oct.15 : A British Sikh kebab shop owner has been asked to close down his business after police caught him cooking kebabs with the corpse of a colleague lying on a sofa nearby. Jaswinder Singh was ordered to stop preparing curries, kebabs and Indian sweets immediately.
According to The Sun, a magistrates' court heard the catalogue of horrors at Pappu Sweet Centre and Catering in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
It included flies, rats, filth, mouldy food and staff dropping cigarette ends and spitting on the floor. Refrigerators were running at more than 68¸F (20¸C). Singh, 45, was banned from working with food again after he admitted 12 hygiene and pest control offences.
Singh pleaded: "I am sorry for this but I have spent 2,000 pounds repairing it. I should be given one last chance."
But District Judge Martin Brown said: "The facts in this case are about as grave as one might get."
"This all says to me unequivocally that you are not a fit person to be preparing food for business. I have effectively taken away your business," Brown added.
Singh, who had owned the shop since 1996, was hit with a Hygiene Prohibition Order, plus 3,861 pounds in fines and costs. He was also fined 2,000 pounds for poor hygiene in 2001.