Old man gets 78 yrs in jail for bombing

A 62-year-old man was sentenced to 78 years in jail today (Jan. 19, 2018) by the Criminal Court for causing three bomb blasts in Bangkok during a political conflict in the country in 2007, Sanook.com reported.

The court found Mr Wattana Pummarate guilty of igniting three bombs in front of the Government Lottery Office, the National Theater and Major Ratchayotin Cinema.

He was also ordered to pay 140,000 baht in compensation for the three affected parties. Police earlier told the court that they found bomb-making materials in Mr Wattana’s home.


Top: Wattana flanked by top police officers. Photo: Naew Na daily newspaper

By Songpol Kaopatumtip