The Fall of the Municipal Committee’s Secretary!
‘Since Chief Yan dares name everyone, could it be that he has some solid evidence?’
Fang Liping’s heart had come to her throat at this moment. She had never thought that Yan Longyong would dare to directly name Liu Jianguo and the other officials so straightforwardly.
With that, all of their routes for backing off had been cut off. It was either those officials that fell, or them who died. They had to now produce concrete evidence to kill off Liu Jianguo and his cronies.
“Liping, that officer… What’s he doing? Do you really have solid evidence to back those claims? If not, then with how big the issue is, even if I try my best, it would be impossible to shut so many mouths!”
Zheng Liangbo also frowned and slowly whispered to Fang Liping.
“Uncle Zheng, this… I am not sure either what evidence Chief Yan has gathered on his side, for him to speak like this. Originally, the important evidence he had gone out to retrieve, the Accounts Book, had already been taken away and burnt down by Liu Jianguo’s people! Now… I am not too sure of the situation over Chief Yan’s side. However, since Chief Yan dares name them, then he must have solid evidence to back his claims!”
Now, all Fang Liping could do was pin all of her hopes on Yan Longyong and pray that he had found some conclusive evidence recently.
“Are you the vice squad leader of Jian’an City’s criminal police department, Yan Longyong? The key personnel in charge of this case?”
At this time, Zhu Li of the Anti-Corruption Bureau spoke up while staring towards Yan Longyong, “You do know the consequences and the scope of the words you just spoke, right? Slandering several Director and Deputy Director-level officials is no minor offense. You do know how great the responsibility is for such an offense, right?”
The tone of Zhu Li’s words was clearly one of condemnation, making it clear that he stood on the side of Liu Jianguo and the officials.
“Deputy Director Zhu, we might as well ask Chief Yan to take out his evidence. Let’s see how this Secretary has any relationship with that Dragon-Tiger Gang, ah!”
Liu Jianguo said with a fearless face. In his opinion, there was nothing they could do against him now that the Accounts Book had been burnt down. There was no more evidence left that could threaten him. The other trails he left behind had already been wiped clean by him, so now, it was impossible for anyone to topple him from power.
“Alright! Chief Yan, I must ask you to present the evidence you have to back your claims. If you fail to do so, I will have to ask for an investigation against you.”
As he said those words, Zhu Li didn’t fail to turn towards Zheng Liangbo and ask for his opinion, while suggesting something through his words, “Old Zheng, what do you say? It should be alright if we do it like this, right?”
“Since it’s related to the issue of government officials, then it obviously falls under your jurisdiction, so I will leave it up to you to decide how to deal with the matter. I naturally don’t have any problem doing it your way.”
As Zheng Liangbo said that, he sighed and looked towards Fang Liping, saying in a low voice, “Liping, ah! It seems it won’t be easy for you to win this battle and get out unscathed, ah!”
“Evidence? Good! Everyone, please take a look at these oral confessions we received after investigation of the Dragon-Tiger Gang’s leadership. They, alone, are related to 13 officials, and here are the confessions with their signatures. They have plainly reported that they were obeying orders from the Dragon-Tiger Gang’s two leaders, Brother Dragon and Brother Tiger, to be at the beck and call of these officials…”
First, Yan Longyong put out ten oral confessions that they had recorded. He presented the records before the Special Investigation Committee’s members for them to scrutinize.
“Hmph! Chief Yan, these good for nothing oral confessions alone won’t hold much weight in the court of justice. Moreover, these fuzzy recordings alone aren’t enough to prove any relationship between these officials and the Dragon-Tiger Gang. Who knows if they might be slandering? These oral confessions have no real value as evidence and won’t do anything to convict these people, ah!”
Zhu Li of the Special Investigation Committee briefly took a look at the recordings and then dismissed them, “Moreover, none of the above records have anything to do with Secretary Liu of the Municipal Committee. So why did you slander Secretary Liu Jianguo and claim that he was colluding with the Dragon-Tiger Gang?”
“In my opinion, you’re not the one to be blamed for this, Chief Yan! You must have received false instructions and accusations from someone else who wanted to slander me under the guise of this case, right?”
Liu Jianguo immediately took his shot as he wanted to make Yan Longyong put all the blame on Fang Liping and claim that it was all a treacherous plot of hers. With that, he could shoot Fang Liping in the foot and get rid of her!
“Secretary Liu, I haven’t received any instructions or accusations from anyone else. All the words that come out of my mouth are mine alone, fair and for the common people of Jian’an City. And great, since you want me to produce evidence, evidence I shall produce!”
Yan Longyong had never been so excited before in his life, and in high spirits, he turned back towards Su Lin and urged, “Su Lin, are you done on your side? Eh? Is it ready?”
“I am done, almost done! Chief Yan, this is the last one… I have completed it successfully!”
Originally, when Su Lin had arrived inside the conference room following behind Yan Longyong, he immediately went to one corner to continue writing down the Accounts Book. And with how unremarkable he looked, none of the officials beside Fang Liping spared him a second glance, focusing all of their attention on Yan Longyong.
But now that everyone saw Yan Longyong turn towards Su Lin and speak with him, they realized that the evidence he wanted to present might be with that unremarkable kid in the corner. With that, everyone’s attention immediately turned towards Su Lin as they focused on him.
“Since you have succeeded… Su Lin, why don’t you make the contents of the Accounts Book public for all to hear then?”