BEIJING, Oct 26 (Reuters) - China has formally launched a
criminal probe into disgraced former senior politician Bo Xilai,
state news agency Xinhua said on Friday.
"The Supreme People's Procuratorate has decided to put Bo
Xilai under investigation for alleged criminal offences," Xinhua
said in a brief English-language report.
Bo's wife Gu Kailai and his former police chief Wang Lijun
have both been jailed over the scandal stemming from the murder
of British businessman Neil Heywood.
The government last month accused Bo of corruption and of
bending the law to hush up that murder.