Former mayor of Hanoi prosecuted for illegally interfering in bidding activities hinh anh 1Nguyen Duc Chung (seating) and his accomplices at a trial (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The Investigation Police Agency under the Ministry of Public Security on July 24 executed a decision on commencing legal proceedings against Nguyen Duc Chung, former Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, for the charge of “abusing position and power while performing duties” in the case related to the municipal Department of Planning and Investment and relevant units.

This case is under the supervision and direction of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-corruption.

According to the Investigation Police Agency, Chung had abused his position and power to illegally interfere in bidding activities for the package deal on digitization of business registration documents in 2016 at the municipal Department of Planning and Investment.

The agency is expanding investigation into the case of “violating regulations on bidding, causing serious consequences” at the department and related units, which was separated from the case occurred at the Nhat Cuong Technic Co. Ltd.

Based on investigation results and collected documents and evidence, the police agency issued a decision to additionally prosecute the case and take legal action against Chung on the charge of “abusing position and power while performing duties” in line with Article 281 of the 1999 Penal Code.

The decision was approved by the Supreme People's Procuracy./.