Click here to read the Chinese version of this story. A former political commissar of the People's Liberation Army's Hong Kong garrison is being investigated on suspicion of "law violations", a military newspaper reported yesterday. Lieutenant General Wang Yufa, who was also former deputy commissar of the Guangzhou Military Command, is the command's most senior official to be probed since President Xi Jinping started his massive crackdown on corruption in the army in late 2012, the PLA Daily said. Wang, 67, is one of five lieutenant generals being investigated in the crackdown, which has also brought down two former vice-chairmen of the army's powerful Central Military Commission, Guo Boxiong and Xu Caihou . Military prosecutors had charged Wang with suspected "law violations", the PLA Daily said, suggesting that he might be involved in corruption. A source close to the Guangzhou command told the South China Morning Post that Wang was being investigated on suspicion of taking bribes. "He was taken away two months ago. His home was searched, with some property confiscated," the source, who requested anonymity, said. Wang was political commissar of the PLA's Hong Kong garrison from 1999 to 2003. Earlier Xinhua reports said Wang had been removed from the country's top political advisory body, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, without explanation. "It's a pity. He is one of the rare senior military officials that took part in the counter-attack against Vietnam in 1979," the source said. Two of Wang's subordinates - joint logistics deputy head Major General Chen Jianfeng and air force logistics chief Major General Wang Sheng - were put under investigation in January for their involvement with former PLA general Gu Junshan . Gu, detained in January 2013, is accused of amassing a personal fortune as the army's deputy logistics chief. It is not clear if Wang's case is related to Gu's. Official information showed the two are Henan natives. Wang became a CPPCC member after he retired. "The investigation into Wang three years after his retirement is aimed at warning other senior officials that no one is exempt from the corruption crackdown," Hong Kong-based military commentator Liang Guoliang said.