Paris, Oct 7: The International Criminal Political Investigation (Interpol) has officially asked China for information about the missing of its Meng Hongwei on a trip to China.
However, the Chinese government has not said anything publicly yet about Meng's disappearance. In statement posted to Twitter, Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock said, "Interpol has requested through official law enforcement channels clarification from China's authorities on the status of Interpol President Meng Hongwei."
Meng's wife went to police in Lyon Thursday night to report his disappearance, according to a statement released by the French Interior Ministry.
She told police that she had last heard from him 10 days ago and had recently received threats via social networks and by telephone.
Meng, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua, was the first Chinese official to become president of Interpol, which is based in Lyon. He was not on French soil when he was last seen, according a senior French law enforcement official, who declined to say whether he was in China.
The Chinese local media reports claim that Meng is under investigation in China for unspecified reasons. (PenNews with input from UNI)