Chinese police chief 'sacked over mistress twins'

File photo: China money Mr Qi allegedly charged rent from an expensive apartment to the police bureau

Related Stories

A police chief in China accused of keeping twin sisters as mistresses has been sacked, state media report.

The allegations against Wusu City police chief Qi Fang - including claims he gave his two mistresses police jobs - emerged online last week.

He was removed from his post on Saturday and is being investigated, Xinhua news agency quoted local party officials as saying.

He is the latest official to come under internet scrutiny over his behaviour.

The allegations against Mr Qi first appeared on a popular website in Xinjiang province, home to Wusu City, accompanied by a photo showing the scantily-clad mistresses in bed, Xinhua said.

The report on the website said Mr Qi had used his position to find jobs for his mistresses in the police force, the news agency added.

One of the women worked as a special operations officer while the other worked in the traffic department, according to other online reports.

The website also said that Mr Qi rented an expensive apartment for the sisters and charged the rent as an official expense.

A local party official was quoted by Xinhua as saying that while "part of the online allegations" were true, many details "remain unverified".

In recent months a number of Chinese officials have been investigated after allegations against them emerged on the internet, amid growing public anger over the perceived lavish lifestyles of some officials.

Chongqing district-level official Lei Zhenfu was sacked last month after a video showing him having sex with an 18-year-old was released by a whistle-blower. The sex tapes were linked to a blackmail scheme involving corruption, reports said.

A safety official in Shaanxi province whose luxury watch collection caught the attention of internet users was stripped of his official duties after an investigation.

In his inaugural speech on 15 November, Xi Jinping, the new head of the Communist Party, said battling corruption was a top priority. In subsequent speeches he called it something that could "kill the party and ruin the country".

More on This Story

Related Stories

More China stories


Features & Analysis

  • Woman in swimming pool Green stuff

    The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine

  • Plane at Shannon airportShannon's call

    The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents

  • Record playing on turntableVinyl destination

    The eight tribes of people who keep buying records

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at RAAF Amberley airbase near Brisbane on 19 AprilIn pictures

    Fighter jets and screaming crowds for William and Kate

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • ITChild's play

    It's never been easier for small businesses to get their message out to the world


  • Tuna and avacadoThe Travel Show Watch

    Is Tokyo set to become the world's gourmet capital?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.