No suspects found yet in shady land filling case

POLICE have admitted that up to now they have not been able to find a wrongdoer in the case involving the taking of earth from the construction of the Ratchayothin tunnel to fill a private land plot, Thai News Agency reported today (Sept. 5, 2018).

Pol Maj-Gen  Sompong Chingduang, deputy commander of Metropolitan Police, held a meeting with police detectives at Phahonyothin station to follow up the investigation into the stealthy transfer of earth dug up in the building of this tunnel to fill a private land plot with some policemen possibly implicated.

He checked the progress in gathering of evidence and verifying of suspicious issues, including the construction contract, each assigned unit had made.

Also called to brief the meeting were people involved in this project with investigators also earlier assigned to question engineering experts to estimate how much earth was dug up.

Moreover officials of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s (BMA’s) Department of Public Work too were questioned.

However Pol Maj-Gen Sompong said he could not reveal details to the public yet because investigation is still continuing and doing so might affect the case.

Nonetheless he mentioned that he could not yet authorize the arrest or the taking of legal action against anyone because there is not enough evidence.


Top: Pol Maj-Gen Sompong presiding over the  meeting on this case. Photo: Thai News Agency