"Umbrellas" over criminals to be targeted in China

Source:Xinhua Published: 2019/1/18 12:51:34

Prosecutors in China nationwide will attach great importance to investigating corrupt officials who provide so-called protective umbrellas to mafia-like gangs and others, Friday's China Daily reported.

"The biggest obstacle for clearing up the gangs and evil forces is to break their protectors," the newspaper quoted Zhang Jun, procurator-general of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, as saying. "We must consciously investigate them and never relax our efforts."

If governmental or judicial officials fail to discover clues during inspections, they will be held accountable for dereliction of duty. If they obtain the clues and don't transfer them to the prosecuting departments, they will be accused of malfeasance, Zhang said.

Prosecuting departments will enhance cooperation with discipline inspection commissions, supervisory commissions and public security departments and will propose effective coordinating mechanisms to collect evidence, exchange information and quickly transfer suspects, according to the newspaper.

"In the coming months, we will tease out some major clues and send them to the National Supervisory Commission for investigation. If prosecutors are involved, we will never tolerate it and will strictly punish them," Zhang was quoted as saying.

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