Police officer accused of helping Yingluck escape off the hook

FORENSIC examination has failed to match the DNA of fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra with what was found in the sedan said to have been used to take her from Bangkok to Sa Kaeo in her recent escape overseas and lack of evidence means no case can be filed against the accused police officer, INN News reported today (Oct. 9).

Pol. Gen. Srivara Rangseepromnakul, the deputy national police, said the Office of Police Forensic Science had sent him an unofficial report that the Toyota Camry which Pol. Col. Chairith Anurith, a deputy commander of Metropolitan Police Division 5, had said was used to take Ms Yingluck and her secretary to Sa  Kaeo had several mixed DNAs and these could not be compared to that of the fugitive former prime minister.

Pol. Gen. Srivara added that since there is no DNA forensic evidence to confirm helping Ms Yingluck escape only Pol. Col. Chairith’s statement he cannot be prosecuted for dereliction of duty under Article 157 nor will any further investigation be made.

However Pol. Gen. Srivara added that another case against Pol. Col. Chairith and two other police officers for which charges have been filed will continue with these concerning falsifying documents of this sedan and violating the Customs Act.

The punishment for these charges is quite heavy, he said, adding that investigation of other people and vehicles is continuing.


Top: Pol .Gen .Srivara talking to the press today. Photo: INN News