Chinese police officer who owns 192 houses sacked

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 13:52

Beijing: 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.

IANS




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