A former top official at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) was formally sacked yesterday and charged with corruption, the South China Morning Post reported. Su Jinsheng, the ministry’s former chief engineer, was arrested for taking bribes and “leading a lavish and corrupt lifestyle,” according to an unnamed official at the supervision department of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. His illegal gains have been confiscated. Su has been in policy custody since March 23, when he failed to turn up for work. A report in state media speculated that he was involved in the corruption case at China Mobile which came to light at the end of 2009. Su was the acting Party Chief of China Mobile (CHL.NYSE, 0941.HK) in 1999 when it was founded, before moving on to MIIT the next year.