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Beijing security head detained in China graft probe: NYT

Published on Feb 22, 2014 1:48 PM
 
Former Chinese Politburo Standing Committee Member Zhou Yongkang at the second plenary meeting of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 8, 2012. Chinese investigators have questioned more than a dozen senior officials, including the country's top prosecutor, about links to Mr Zhou, who is the subject of a corruption probe, sources said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China has detained the head of Beijing's state security bureau as part of a wider investigation into powerful ex-domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, the New York Times said on Saturday.

Mr Liang Ke, director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of State Security, was taken into custody last month by the anti-corruption watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, sources told the newspaper.

State media on Friday announced that Mr Liang had been replaced, but gave no reason for the move or other details.

Sources told Reuters last month that investigators had questioned more than a dozen senior officials, including the country's top prosecutor, about their links to Mr Zhou.

 
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