The police chief of Usu, a city in the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has been sacked, the local government said yesterday, following an online post that accused him of keeping two sisters as mistresses and giving them police jobs.
The regional Tacheng Prefecture Discipline Commission said part of the accusation against Qi Fang has been confirmed, adding that the investigation is ongoing.
The scandal came to light in a post on an Internet community of Xinjiang. It said Qi, who was promoted to director of the Usu Public Security Bureau in June 2011, used his power to arrange two jobs with Usu police for two sisters who were his mistresses. The elder sister, 28, who had no police experience, was even placed in the SWAT corps, said the post, which was quickly deleted.
The sisters, who were not identified, are minorities in Xinjiang and had worked in a performing arts troupe in Toli County before their transfer to Usu police, an officer surnamed Wu told The Beijing News.
Wu said the sisters used their artistic talent to direct a bureau party, which was success.
In the SWAT corps, the elder sister was in charge of the assistant officers' patrols. Her job did not involve classified administrative matters, Wu said. The younger sister, 26, was an ordinary officer in vehicle administration with the traffic police, the newspaper reported.
The two sisters were transferred to the police about five months after Qi's promotion.