Over 2,000 judicial officials punished in China

Beijing , PTI | Updated : 21 February 2015, 08:44 PM

Over 2,000 court officials were investigated for corruption and punished for abuse of power in China last year as part of the anti-graft campaign by President Xi Jinping.

About 2,108 law enforcers with China’s courts were investigated and punished in 2014, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The Supreme People’s Court (SPC) announced today that 180 cases had been handed over for judicial investigations.

Discipline inspectors also held 73 senior local court officials accountable for failures in supervision that led to these violations, the SPC said in a statement.

The inspectors in 2014 have intensified routine checks over the courts’ judicial work and 1,206 enforcers were found to have conducted irregular practices, the report said.

A total of 196 law enforcers were punished for using public funds for personal expenditure or personal use of public vehicles.

The Central Military Commission (CMC), chaired by President Xi Jinping, the highest body of the armed forces, has announced to conduct an investigation of all military personnel’s income and expenses during 2013 and 2014.

Hundreds of officials have been punished in the anti-corruption campaign in the last two years. The officials who faced investigations included former national security chief, Zhou Yangkong.

First Published: Saturday, February 21, 2015 08:41 PM
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