Ahead of the annual meeting of the Communist Party, China punishes three former police commanders for accepting bribes.

China has sentenced three former police chiefs to life in prison for taking bribes of about Yuan 73.4 million (USD 10.4 million) The maximum prison term for bribes is 14 years . The three were convicted of disloyalty against President Xi Jinping on October 16 .

Beijing, September 23: China has sentenced three former police chiefs to life in prison for taking bribes of about Yuan 73.4 million (USD 10.4 million) by the Tangshan Intermediate Peoples Court in Hebei province on Wednesday, according to China Daily.In another case, Deng Huilin, the former vice-mayor of the Shanghai municipal government and former head of the Chongqing Public Security Bureau, was sentenced to 15 years in prison by Baoding Intermediate People According to China Daily, Liu Xinyun, the former vice-governor and police chief of Shanxi province, was sentenced to 12 years in jail for bribery with a penalty of Yuan 1 million, and a four-year sentence for power abuse was levied by the Intermediate Peoples Court in Langfang, Hebei.According to China Daily, the maximum prison term for bribes is 14 years.Gong Daoan, Deng Huilin, and Liu Xinyun were convicted of disloyalty against President Xi Jinping on October 16, the ruling Communist Party's national congress, which is expected to extend his rule for the third time.Since coming to power in 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping has launched a national anti-corruption drive aimed As a result of the investigation, which ensnared over 170,000 authorities and police officers, a handful of high-profile law enforcement figures have been sentenced to prison.