On Saturday, China’s top anti-corruption watchdog announced that it is looking into a former justice minister, Fu Zhenghua, for alleged serious violations of discipline and national laws.
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced the investigation in a statement that provided no further details.
Fu, 66, and the commission could not be reached for comment.
He was also a deputy head of the Ministry of Public Security before becoming minister in 2018. He had led a number of high-profile investigations and crackdowns, including a probe into former security czar Zhou Yongkang, who was found guilty of corruption.