How the first case was cracked

China Daily - - CHINA -

Jin Xiaodong, head of the Shangcheng district su­per­vi­sory com­mis­sion in Hangzhou, re­ceived his first case about a month af­ter his com­mis­sion was set up in Fe­bru­ary last year.

Yu Jian­jun, a civil ser­vant in the district hous­ing main­te­nance depart­ment, was sus­pected of abuse of power and em­bez­zling pub­lic funds to gam­ble, re­pay debts and buy lux­u­ries.

Yu was nei­ther a Party mem­ber nor a gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial, but he was un­der su­per­vi­sion by Jin’s team be­cause the su­per­vi­sory sys­tem es­tab­lished in pilot form in Zhe­jiang prov­ince in late 2016 en­com­passed all civil ser­vants.

“It took us only 33 days to com­plete the in­ves­ti­ga­tion with high ef­fi­ciency and suc­cess­fully send him to Shangcheng pros­e­cu­tors to be charged,” Jin said.

Mao Mingxiu, deputy di­rec­tor of the district su­per­vi­sory com­mis­sion, said his team was cau­tious about or­der­ing Yu’s de­ten­tion in April and strictly fol­lowed the reg­u­la­tions to bet­ter pro­tect his rights.

Ac­cord­ing to the pro­to­cols they op­er­ate un­der, a sus­pect can be put un­der de­ten­tion for in­ves­ti­ga­tion for a max­i­mum of three months, al­though that can be dou­bled un­der spe­cial cir­cum­stances, and a de­tainee’s fam­ily must be no­ti­fied of their de­ten­tion within 24 hours. Mean­while, syn­chro­nous voice and video record­ing is re­quired dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion.

Yu was con­victed of cor­rup­tion in De­cem­ber.

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