The Accounts Book is in My Brain!
Jian’an City Mayor’s Office.
Two black Audi A6’s with the license prefix of the Fujian Province stopped in front of the building.
At this time, Municipal Committee’s Secretary, Liu Jianguo, the Mayor of Jian’an City, Fang Liping, the Deputy Mayor, and many other officials from the building arrived outside to welcome the people of the Special Investigation Committee sent by the Provincial Public Security Bureau and the Anti-Corruption Bureau.
“Hello… Old Zhu, it’s you! I was wondering who the Anti-Corruption Bureau might send, and it turns out to be you…”
As soon as the door of the vehicle opened and the personnel sent by the Anti-Corruption Bureau stepped out, the Municipal Committee’s Secretary immediately recognized him and went forward to shake hands with him while wearing a grin on his face. Like that, the two exchanged greetings.
“Who else could it be? Old Liu, our Chief said that since I was from Jian’an City and have quite some understanding of the happenings around here, it would only be right to send me over for the investigation this time.”
Zhu Li was a high-ranking member of the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Fujian Province, and this time, he had been sent as the leader of the team sent by the Anti-Corruption Bureau to Jian’an City. Zhu Li had previously worked in the Jian’an Anti-Corruption Committee. Back then, he used to be it’s Director, while Liu Jianguo was still the Director of the Finance Bureau. Afterwards, Zhu Li steadily climbed the bureaucratic ladder and soon became a high-ranking official in the Fujian Province’s Provincial Anti-Corruption Bureau.
‘This is bad! Why did the Provincial Anti-Corruption Bureau have to send him out here for this time’s investigation?’
Seeing how chummy Liu Jianguo and Zhu Li were, Fang Liping felt threatened in her heart. She was well aware of the fact that Liu Jianguo had been good friends with the former Director of Jian’an’s Anti-Corruption Bureau.
“Mayor Fang, we have made you wait; there was a traffic jam on the road that delayed us a bit!”
From the other car, the Deputy Director of the Provincial Public Security Bureau, Zheng Liangbo alighted. Unexpectedly, he took the initiative to greet Fang Liping on his own.
“Deputy Director Zheng? How come you have personally arrived?”
Fang Liping was surprised to see Zheng Liangbo there. She didn’t think the Provincial Public Security Bureau would send their Deputy Director, just like the Anti-Corruption Bureau. But now that Zheng Liangbo was here, Fang Liping felt a little better in her heart. (TL: That Zhu Li is also a Deputy Director of his Bureau.)
After all, Fang Liping was quite familiar with Deputy Director Zheng Liangbo. Not only was she on good terms with him, but Zheng Liangbo was also someone who had taught her late husband.
“My old bones had been itching to get some fresh air outside, so when I heard there was some big case in your city, I volunteered to come out here and help with the investigation. I could finally relax from the never-ending work over in the Bureau, and even conveniently got an opportunity to come see you.”
Zheng Liangbo was already over the age of 60. His hair had long started to fall, leaving him half bald. With the appearance of a cheerful old grandfather, he looked as if he couldn’t harm any human or animal alike. But only a few would know that the now Deputy Director of the Provincial Public Security Bureau was once known as the nation’s best police officer.
The Special Investigation Committee this time consisted of men sent by the Provincial Public Security Bureau and the Provincial Anti-Corruption Bureau. Oftentimes, the work of the two Bureau’s was interlinked, even though the responsibilities they performed were different. Moreover, the reason they sent Zhu Li and Zheng Liangbo this time was simply because the two had good relationships with Liu Jianguo and Fang Liping respectively.
“Good! Good! Deputy Director Zheng has also arrived in our city. Welcome! The wind outside sure is strong… Hurry, let’s all of us go inside the Mayor’s office, and then we can sit down to talk slowly.”
Liu Jianguo said unhurriedly, feeling immensely secure. It was as if the entire case had nothing to do with him. But this wasn’t his domain, so he naturally had to be cordial with the master of the place (Fang Liping) and welcome the two guests of the Special Investigation Committee.
“How’s everything going, Liping? I listened to the report you submitted… Your Public Security Bureau here sure is fierce, they actually uprooted the entire Dragon-Tiger Gang and their old ghosts? I heard you also uncovered the Accounts Book that recorded all of their shady transactions! The scope of this case is so great that even the Provincial Public Security Bureau and the Provincial Anti-Corruption Bureau had to get involved and send down a Special Investigation Committee.”
As they all walked inside, Zheng Liangbo naturally walked beside Fang Liping and talked to her in a low voice.
“That’s right, Uncle Zheng! This time, I am confident we will be able to catch all the involved parties in a single swoop. So long as we recover the Accounts Book, we will have conclusive evidence and none of them will be able to escape. Today is the day I have been waiting for all these years. It’s time Liu Jianguo and his cronies paid for the crimes they have committed. Zemin’s enmity, I shall certainly avenge!”
When in private, Fang Liping was used to calling Zheng Liangbo as Uncle Zheng. Her jaws were tightly clenched together as she finished her words.
“That will be difficult! You see how Zhu Li from the Anti-Corruption Bureau has a really good relationship with Liu Jianguo, so if you don’t provide solid evidence, we won’t be able to do anything. It’s not easy for me to meddle with these matters, and the most I will be able to help you with is pressuring them a bit. You are aware how only the Anti-Corruption Bureau can deal with these politicians-c*m-bureaucrats.”
Zheng Liangbo sighed. Over the years, he had seen many similar matters. He was once also full with the sense of justice, and after spending 30-40 years in the Public Security Bureau, he had finally risen to the rank of a Provincial Deputy Director from the position of an ordinary criminal police officer. Over the years, he had seen far too many corrupt officials, but just because they couldn’t produce enough evidence, many had gotten away unscathed.
“Uncle Zheng, be relaxed! I will call our criminal police’ vice squad leader, and he will soon be here with all the evidence and documents.”
Saying that, Fang Liping went to the side, took out her phone, and dialed Yan Longyong’s number.
“Hello! I am Fang Liping; Chief Yan, how is it going over on your side? The Special Investigation Committee sent by the Provincial Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Provincial Public Security Bureau have already arrived at my office, so please you bring all the evidence and related documents concerning the case over here so it can be reported to the leadership of the Provincial Committee.”
“Mayor Fang, I have failed in fulfilling my mission. Although we caught the intruders who broke into Su Lin’s house… The Accounts Book has already been burnt to ash by them. The key evidence… We have nothing now…”