China sacks cop who sparked Bo drama

China’s top legislature on Saturday sacked Wang Lijun, former vice mayor of Chongqing Municipality, who sought shelter in the US Consulate in Chengdue to escape a reported manhunt by disgraced Chinese Communist Party leader, Bo Xilai.

The National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, approved the termination of the NPC deputy of Wang Lijun, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Wang, who was also the police chief of Chongqing, created a furore in China early this year when he barged into US mission fearing for his life as he sought to initiate inquiry into the allegations about the involvement of Bo’s wife Gu Kalai in the murder of a British national Neil Heywood.

It was his refuge in US mission that spurred investigations into Bo, a hard-line Moist leader who was expected contest for a major position in next year’s leadership change.
Wang is currently under custody facing investigations.

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