Iranian Farda News reports Reza Zarei, police chief of Tehran, has been arrested in a police raid on a Tehran brothel. Accounts say that Zarei was found in the nude with a half dozen also nude prostitutes.
Farda News is said to be closely allied to Tehran's mayor and former police chief Mohammed Bagher Qalibaf. After the raid, Rezi resigned from his position as police chief.
Reports on the Iranian website Gooya say the raid was ordered by chief judicial authority Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi. There are reports of hundreds of arrests in recent months for disrespect of Islamic code.