Tehran police chief, in charge of fighting vice, arrested

Tehran's police chief, who was in charge of fighting vice, has been arrested, a spokesman for Iran's judiciary said Tuesday.

 Tehran police chief, in charge of fighting vice, arrested

The spokesman, Ali Reza Jamshidi, said his case was under investigation. He refused to elaborate further about the case which has caught wide public attention in Iran.

Local media have reported that the police chief, Gen. Reza Zarei, was taken to jail after he was caught last month with six nude women by a police raid on an underground local brothel. Local Web sites have also extensively reported the case in recent weeks.

Officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media, have also confirmed the reported arrest circumstances.

Zarei was in charge of a program to clean cities from corruption.

State media in recent weeks reported Zarei's replacement but made no mention of his arrest or the reasons that led to his detention.


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