BEIJING, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Sun Lijun, former vice minister of public security, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and removed from his post for grave violations of Party discipline and laws.
The announcement by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission came after an investigation by authorities into Sun's case. He was also a former member of the Party Committee of the Ministry of Public Security.
The investigation showed that Sun had never stayed true to the Party's ideals and faith, displayed "extremely inflated political ambition and very poor political integrity," issued groundless criticisms of the Party's policies, and spread political rumors, the statement said.
Sun unscrupulously cultivated personal followers and interest groups to achieve personal political gains. He also seriously undermined the unity of the Party and endangered political security.
The investigation found that on the frontline of fighting the COVID-19 epidemic, Sun deserted his post. He also possessed confidential materials without authorization and engaged in superstitious activities for a long time.
Sun abused "methods and means in police investigation" to resist a disciplinary and supervisory investigation of his own case, said the statement.
Sun sold official posts, accepted a large amount of money and property, attended banquets and high-end entertainment activities that could affect the impartial performance of official duties, and indulged in a luxurious lifestyle for a long time.
He seriously violated the Party's political discipline and rules, committed duty-related wrongdoing, and is suspected of committing crimes, said the anti-graft body, adding that he showed no sign of restraint even after the 18th CPC National Congress.
Sun's qualification as a delegate to the 19th CPC National Congress was terminated, and his illicit gains will be confiscated, said the statement. It noted that his case would go to the procuratorate for criminal investigation and prosecution. Enditem