Police detained the former manager, whose last name is Wang, in August after a female Alibaba employee accused him of sexual assault while they were on a business trip to the northern Chinese city of Jinan.
The investigation comes after an unidentified female employee wrote an internal post alleging her manager sexually assaulted her in a hotel room during a business trip to the city of Jinan in the eastern Shandong province.
Jack Ma, who is known for his outspokenness and audacious statements, has been largely out of the public view since criticising China’s regulatory system.
The Alibaba group is yet to comment on the development.
Jack Ma had kept out of public view ever since the Chinese administration launched multiple probes against Ant and Alibaba’s operations in a span of few days.
Jack Ma, one of China's wealthiest and best-known entrepreneurs, gave up his post on his 55th birthday as part of a succession announced a year ago.
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