China anti-graft watchdog probes former justice minister

China's top anti-corruption watchdog said on Saturday it is investigating a former justice minister, Fu Zhenghua, for suspected serious violations of discipline and national laws. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced the probe in a statement that did not give details about the investigation. Fu could not be reached for comment.


Reuters | Beijing | Updated: 02-10-2021 10:19 IST | Created: 02-10-2021 09:59 IST
China anti-graft watchdog probes former justice minister
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China's top anti-corruption watchdog said on Saturday it is investigating a former justice minister, Fu Zhenghua, for suspected serious violations of discipline and national laws. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced the probe in a statement that did not give details about the investigation.

Fu could not be reached for comment. He was also a deputy head of the Ministry of Public Security before becoming minister in 2018. He had led a number of high-profile investigations and crackdowns, including a probe into former security czar Zhou Yongkang, who was found guilty of corruption.

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