Police are to seek court’s warrant on Wednesday for the arrest of a few individuals allegedly involved in the 30-million baht lottery scandal, Pol Lt-Gen Thitirat Nongharnpitak, commissioner of Central Investigation Bureau, disclosed on Tuesday.
He declined to give the names of those facing arrest or the charges against them, but he stressed that police had adequate evidence to ask the court to issue arrest warrant against them.
However, he said that it was the court’s discretion to issue arrest warrant or to issue summons for them to show up before the police, noting that they used to say that they would not run away.
Commenting on the latest sound clip presented by school teacher Preecha Kraikruan, claiming that the clip was the conversation between Pol Lt Charoon Wimoon and the teacher’s witness, Pol Lt-Gen Thitirat said police didn’t attach much importance to the audio clip as police have had enough evidence about the case.
The CIB commissioner said police had to make sure they had a water-tight case because it was likely that this sort of case might multiply in the future and, hence, the need to nib it in the bud.
Meanwhile, the national police chief, Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, will call a press conference on Wednesday at the Royal Thai Police head office to announce the result of the investigating report of the case by the Crime Suppression Division which will ascertain who is the real owner of the 30-million baht lottery tickets between Preecha and Pol Lt Charoon.