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Former senior political advisor faces criminal investigation

Updated: 2014-12-11 11:45

BEIJING - Prosecutors have opened an investigation into Han Xiancong, a senior provincial political advisor, over allegations of graft, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Thursday.

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection had put Han under investigation for suspected discipline and law violations and removed him from his post in July.

The commission's investigation into the former vice chairman of the Anhui Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, had found evidence indicating that Han may have accepted bribes, said the SPP statement.

He has been placed under "compulsory measures", the statement said.

According to China's Criminal Procedure Law, compulsory measures include summons by force, bail, residential surveillance, detention and arrest.

The SPP did not specify the measures it had taken.

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