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Police chiefs suspended in mine cash row

THREE senior police officers have been removed from their positions after an inquiry into money being paid to their office by mining company executives in Hunan Province earlier this week.
The office has been ordered to return all the money of 345,700 yuan (US$50,632.05), today's Chengdu Business News reported. It said the Jiahe County Security Bureau asked the mine executives to take back their money last night.
The executives offered the money as congratulatory gifts to a new office that the Jiahe Police opened on March 18. The office is mostly concerned with the mining industry.
The mine executives said they were invited to the opening ceremony.
Hunan TV showed film of the executives lining up to pay money at the opening ceremony and officers busy counting cash with electronic cash counters.
In the TV report, an unidentified man said he had given 3,000 yuan. He said he needed police approval to use explosives in his road maintenance business.
Another mine executive told reporters that more than 100 people had given money. The largest amount was 9,600 yuan and the lowest, 3,000 yuan. He said the money was not for legal administration fees.
Xiao Yi, vice director of Jiahe Security Bureau, Li Junping, captain of the bureau's new mining office, and Huang Zhizhong, the political supervisor of the office, have been suspended from work. They are being investigated.


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