วันจันทร์ที่ 26 เมษายน พ.ศ. 2553
Police investigation of April 10 clashes, subotage submitted to DSI
วันจันทร์ ที่ 26 เม.ย. 2553
BANGKOK, April 26 (TNA) – The Royal Thai Police on Monday submitted investigation reports regarding the series of bombings in Bangkok and the April 10 clashes between the Army and anti-government Red Shirt protesters which left 26 dead and more than 800 injured, to the Department of Special Investigation.
DSI director-general Tharit Pengdit said 73 files of documents concerning violence in Bangkok and its adjacent provinces since the Red Shirt protest started and the April 10 clashes were handed to DSI investigators.
The rocket propelled grenade attack at the oil storage tank farm at Thapline Company's Pathum Thani depot and a series of explosions in Silom Road on April 22 are included in the DSI investigation.
Progress has been made in the investigation and the SIM cards of all suspects have been checked, the director-general said.
The DSI chief said he himself together with prosecutors investigated actor Methee Amornwuthikul, a Red Shirt leader, regarding his alleged involvement in the April 10 violence. Audio and video records of Mr Methee’s statement was made. The DSI must gather more evidence before seeking arrest warrants
for persons Mr Methee implicated.
Mr Methee has been under the military detention under the Emergency Decree for six days and the Army will seek another 30 days of his extension on Tuesday.
Even though terrorism charge is yet to be pressed against Mr Methee, but DSI is unable to have him as a witness provided he had been involved in serious crimes, Mr Tharit said, adding that the actor may have his sentence commuted due to his confession which is useful for further investigation of others implicated.
The DSI director-general earlier disclosed Mr Methee confessed he had seized military weapons during the April 10 chaos outside Satriwithaya School and later distributed them all to other red-shirted protesters.
As the police found weapons in Mr Methee’s car during his arrest, he finally confessed that the seized weapons were to be used against the troops.
He also confessed that his group of protesters had used “extremely dangerous weapons” against the soldiers who were attempting to retake the rally site back from the Red Shirts on April 10. (TNA)