[Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the Minghui.org website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net).]

Geng Chao is the head of the Xinji City Police Department and the city's State Security Division. Since the persecution began, he has followed closely Jiang's criminal group in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, kindhearted people who believe in "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance."

For years, Geng has searched innocent and defenseless practitioners' homes, extorted cash, taken possession of valuable items, tortured them to extract confessions, arbitrarily sent them to forced labor camps and prisons, and deprived practitioners of their basic human rights by following, monitoring and harassing them. As a result, many practitioners have been forced to become homeless and destitute, families have been broken up, and some practitioners have even lost their loved ones. Even today, Geng Chao and his gang continue to commit their criminal acts.

On November 24, 2005, a dozen officers, including Li Xiaofeng, and Erbao, led by Geng Chao, broke into Ms. Liu Guilian's home. Ms. Liu, 49, is a practitioner from Chifang Village, Xinjin City. The officers ransacked her home, found a couple of copies of Falun Dafa books, and took possession of 3,100 yuan in cash and several deposit certificates totaling over 55,000 yuan. Ms. Liu was taken into custody at the police department and cruelly tortured during interrogation. The same evening, Geng issued orders to have Ms. Liu transferred to the city's detention center.

Ms. Liu was severely abused mentally and physically while being held in custody. Her family, relatives and friends tapped into all the connections they could think of to persuade Geng Chao and his gang to release Ms. Liu. She was released on December 2, 2005.

Telephone number of Geng Chao: 86-311-83280196; Address: Unit 2, Building 10, Hengsheng Residential Complex, Xinji City, Hebei Province.