Senior police officer accused in Yingluck’s escape

METROPOLITAN Police Bureau Chief Pol.Lt.Gen. Sanit Mahathavorn ordered an investigation to ascertain the truth after Deputy Police Chief Pol. Gen. Srivara Ransibrahmanakul said the deputy head of Metropolitan Police Division 5 should be probed for alleged links to former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s escape late last month, Thai News Agency reported today (Sept. 22).

 Pol.Lt.Gen. Sanit ordered Pol. Maj. Gen. Mongkol Warunno, the head of Metropolitan Police Division 5, to quickly check and report the truth after Pol.Lt.Gen Sanit’s investigation team called for this division to investigate the driving of Ms Yingluck’s getaway car on August 25, 2017.

Pol. Maj. Gen Mongkol was told to liaise with Pol. Gen. Srivara’s team so that what is correct and just is carried out.

He was also told to find out whether there are any eyewitnesses and also get the accused  deputy head’s statement before judging whether a disciplinary misconduct has occurred.

Pol.Lt.Gen Sanit added that if any subordinate has done something wrong he will face disciplinary action and will not be protected.


Top: Pol.Lt.Gen. Sanit talking to the press today. Photo: Thai News  Agency