By Xu Chi | 2012-11-26 | NEWSPAPER EDITION
THE whistleblower who uploaded a video that led to the sacking of a district Party secretary in southwestern Chongqing City says he has videos featuring five more senior government officials.
Beibei District's Party Secretary Lei Zhengfu was sacked last Friday after he was identified as the person having sex with a young woman in a video which was widely spread on the Internet.
But the whistleblower, Zhu Ruifeng, told Beijing News yesterday that Lei was only one of six senior Chongqing officials who had been recorded in different sex videos he received from a police insider.
"With Lei being removed from post and another one sacked in the scandal of Chongqing's former Party chief Bo Xilai scandal, four of the six senior officials are still sitting on their chairs in the city government," the newspaper quoted Zhu as saying.
Zhu told the Oriental Morning Post that the insider who gave him the videos was a police officer working at the Chongqing Public Security Bureau. But he refused to identify the other five officials said to be involved in the videos.
Lei was seen in a 36-second clip having sex with an 18-year-old woman in a hotel room. It was part of an 80-minute video, Zhu said. He said the police insider told him the woman, surnamed Zhao, who changed her name to Zhou Xiaolan, was actually a "gift" sent to Lei by a businessman in the construction industry.
He said the video was secretly filmed by the businessman during Spring Festival in 2007 as a means to blackmail Lei to secure contracts from the official.
When Lei was Party chief in the city's Dianjiang County between 2002 and 2006, he is alleged to have awarded construction contracts for projects such as renovating roads and building schools to his relatives and not to the businessman.
Because he was earning huge sums of money from this "family business," Zhu said, "Lei started to prefer attractive women to money."
People who wanted to bribe him hired young and attractive women aged 16 to 20 and sent them to him as mistresses, Zhu alleged.
The businessman who hired Zhao to take part in the sex video with Lei was said to have practiced the filming several times to ensure clear images of Lei could be captured.
But when Lei was told about the video he went to another senior Chongqing official for help.
Zhao and the businessman were then thrown into jail by a police team established by Wang Lijun, former vice mayor and police chief of Chongqing.
Wang received a 15-year sentence in September for covering up the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.
In separate cases, Zhao was detained by police for 30 days while the businessman was jailed for one year for "making fake official seals," Zhu said.
The disciplinary watchdog in Chongqing said it was still investigating whether Lei was involved in the awarding of contracts to his relatives, the Oriental Morning Post reported yesterday.