The local legislature in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality Friday approved the arrest of two senior police officers on bribery allegations.
The standing committee of the People's Congress in Chongqing voted to approve the Chongqing Municipal Procuratorate's arresting Peng Changjian and Xu Qiang, who are also deputies to the congress.
Peng was deputy chief of the Chongqing's public security bureau, while Xu was deputy head of the Dianjiang County government and the county's police chief.
Chongiqng Procurator Yu Min said Peng was suspected of taking bribes and Xu suspected of embezzlment and taking and offering bribes.
Peng allegedly took 820,000 yuan (120,000 U.S. dollars) and 100,000 HK dollars (12,900 U.S. dollars) in bribes and offered assistance to illegal business operations.
Xu allegedly offered the former executive deputy director of the Chongiqng public security bureau Wen Qiang 280,000 yuan in 2006 for promotion. He accepted a car worth 138,000 yuan last year from a police officer in Dianjiang who wanted a promotion, and embezzled 80,000 yuan in January this year.
(Xinhua News Agency September 25, 2009)