Chinese police officer who owns 192 houses sacked

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Wed, Feb 06, 2013 06:50 hrs

Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) Authorities in south China's Guangdong province have sacked a senior policeman who allegedly owns a staggering 192 houses.

Zhao Haibin, member of the the Communist Party of China (CPC) committee of Lufeng City's Public Security Bureau, was dismissed Tuesday, an official told Xinhua.

An investigation team was established to carry out a thorough probe, said the official.

Zhao has denied he had 192 houses as reported by whistle-blowers.

He said these properties had been jointly developed by his brother and others, and all had later been sold out. Zhao claimed he was just a "supervisor" of the properties.

A string of officials have been targeted with the exposure of their scandals by whistle-blowers since last year as the ruling party vows to continue fighting corruption.

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