Probe still ongoing as ICAC raids offices and private properties Hong Kong's former top anti-organised crime officer, who tried to kill himself last month, had been questioned by the ICAC as part of an investigation into money laundering, the Sunday Morning Post has learned. Chief Superintendent Stephen Fung Kin-man - who ran the Organised Crime and Triad Bureau (OCTB) between February 2003 and September 2005 - is now on sick leave. The force has confirmed that he has not been suspended from duty but has refused to disclose his medical condition on privacy grounds and will not say anything about the reasons for Mr Fung attempting to take his own life. The officer, who is married, has been in the police force for more than 30 years and at the time of his attempted suicide was head of its Support Branch. He was found unconscious at a house in Lung Mei Village, Ting Kok Road, Tai Po, on March 8. He is thought to have burned charcoal and swallowed tablets and was at one stage in a serious condition in Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital. Police have refused to say whether a suicide note was left but sources have told the Post that a letter was found by investigators. Yesterday, a spokesman for the police said: 'Mr Fung has been discharged from hospital and is currently on sick leave. He has not been suspended from duty.'' The Post understands that the Independent Commission Against Corruption's investigation is ongoing and that it has involved raids on offices and private properties. 'We will not comment on individual cases,' said an ICAC spokeswoman. The police themselves are investigating the attempted suicide. Mr Fung headed the Police Public Relations Branch before being transferred to the OCTB in 2003. He became head of the Support Branch last year. A police spokesman also outlined yesterday the work of the OCTB, which Mr Fung headed. 'It investigates complex organised crime and serious triad offences. It pools together resources and expertise from different sources to tackle sophisticated and syndicated criminal activities, including money laundering,' he said. The OCTB also identified, restrained and confiscated the assets of non-narcotic related criminals. 'Given the charter of the OCTB, Mr Fung, whilst in the post as the chief superintendent in charge of the bureau, would naturally oversee such investigations,' the spokesman said. Asked if the incident had had any impact on the image of the force, he replied: 'The image of the force is a reflection of our professionalism in serving the community. It is not dependent on the circumstances surrounding any one officer.' Speaking in an interview with the South China Morning Post in August 2003, Mr Fung said he had never dreamed he would climb to the rank of chief superintendent when he left school in 1973 at 16, to start training as a police cadet. In November 2003, assistant commissioner Cheung Chi-sum jumped to his death from the roof of his Mid-Levels home. Cheung is the most senior Hong Kong police officer to have killed himself.