PARIS — Interpol chief Meng Hongwei who went missing last week has resigned his from post after it emerged he is being questioned by Chinese authorities, the international police agency said.
The announcement came shortly after China confirmed it has detained Meng, and his wife revealed he sent her an imoji of a knife before he disappeared as a sign that he was in danger.
The development came on Sunday shortly after China said Meng, who went missing 12 days ago, was under investigation for unspecified violations of Chinese law.
The National Supervisory Commission, which handles corruption cases involving public servants in China, said in a statement that Meng “is currently under investigation on suspicion of violating the law.”
“Today, (Sunday 7 October), the Interpol General Secretariat in Lyon, France received the resignation of Mr Meng Hongwei as President of Interpol with immediate effect,” Interpol said in a statement late on Sunday. It, however, did not give a reason for the resignation.
The agency said South Korean national Kim Jong Yang would becomes its acting president, while it would appoint a new president at a November 18-21 meeting of the organisation in Dubai.
7 killed after Delhi-Bound train derails in Bihar
NEW DELHI — At least seven people have died and 14 others injured after a Delhi-bound train derailed early Sunday morning in Bihar’s Vaishali district.
Eleven coaches of 12487 Seemanchal Express derailed near Sahadai Buzurg at around 3:52 am. Three of the coaches overturned and the high force of the impact destroyed them completely.
The injured are being transported to local hospitals.
The superfast train from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal was running at full speed when the accident took place, officials said.
Bodies are believed to be trapped inside one of the affected coaches and the number of dead is likely to rise, local police official said.