For taking bribes, China's former vice minister of police was given a life sentence.

Sun Lijun, a former Chinese Vice Minister of Public Security, was sentenced to death . He was found guilty of manipulating the stock market and was sentenced to 1 million yuan in addition to a further five years for unlawfully possessing pistols .

Beijing (China), September 24: Sun Lijun, a former Chinese Vice Minister of Public Security accused of accepting over 646 million yuan bribes, was sentenced to death just weeks before a crucial Communist Party reshuffle on October 16 that will be held.Sun received a two-year extension for the denial of the bribes.According to Global Times, his sentence will be commuted to life in prison with no possibility of commutation or parole after he was found guilty of manipulating the stock market and was sentenced to 1 million yuan in addition to a further five years for unlawfully possessing pistols.Sun used the wealth gained from previous positions to seek restitution for others and unlawfully accepted money and property worth 646 million yuan from 2001 to April 2020, enabling some individuals to avoid losses of 145 million yuan.

A similar case was reported on Wednesday, when three ex-police chiefs were disciplined on suspicion of taking bribes.On Wednesday, the Tangshan Intermediate Peoples Court in Hebei sentenced Gong Daoan, a former Shanghai municipal mayor and former head of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau, to 15 years in prison for accepting bribes of about Yuan 73.4 million (USD 10.4 million), and Deng's illicit earnings would be handed over to the State treasury, according to China Daily.In another case, Liu Xinyun, a former vice-govern According to China Daily, the maximum jail term for bribes is 14 years.Following allegations of disloyalty against President Xi Jinping, Chinese President Xi Jinping was arrested three weeks before the ruling Communist Party's national congress, which takes place on October 16, where he is set to extend his rule for the third time.