On Tuesday, former Interpol Chief Meng Hongwei of China, who went missing in 2018, was sentenced to 13 years in prison. According to the court, he has been given this punishment on the charge of bribery and a fine of about 2 crore rupees has also been imposed on him. During the trial of the case in June last year, he was found guilty of taking a bribe of $ 2.1 lakh (about Rs 1.5 crore). Meng has been sentenced to 13 years and 6 months imprisonment. Meng, who went to China last year, went missing, was later arrested and expelled from the Communist Party.
According to media reports, Hongwei, who came to his country from the International Police Headquarters in France, was detained in China in the year 2018. Later he was also expelled from the ruling Communist Party. Meng's wife had expressed apprehension about the kidnapping of her and her children. After this, France gave him political asylum. Meng, who was Minister of Public Security and Coast Guard in China from 2005 to 2017, was arrested under an anti-corruption campaign run by President Xi Chinfing. However, some critics see this campaign of Chinfing as an attempt to remove political opponents from the way.
Regarding the matter, the Tianjin First Intermediate People's Court said in its judgment that Meng used his status and position to take undue benefits and bribes. It was told by the Chinese government that Meng has confessed all his crimes and he will not appeal against the verdict.