A complaint was lodged with the Technology Crime Suppression Division today (April 4) by Crime Suppression Division police against a close aide to school teacher Preecha Kraikruan for alleged defamation.
CSD commander Pol Maj-Gen Maitri Chimcherd and about ten of his men told the TCSD police that Ms Kanokpan “Fa” Muaksamai, a close aide to Mr Preecha, had accused the CSD men of taking bribes in their investigation into the 30 million baht lottery controversy.
The sound clips of Ms Kanokpan accusing the CSD police had been posted on the social media earlier this week.
The CSD commander said that he found it necessary to defend the reputation of the CSD against the unfounded allegation. He insisted that he had no intention to bully the woman.
Regarding the decision by Ms Kanokpan and Mr Tanukorn Luangmai-iam, a witness in the lottery dispute case, to withdraw the bribery charge against the CSD men from the Criminal Court, Pol Maj-Gen Maitri said that there was no deal to have the charge withdrawn, insisting that the CSD police had been straightforward all along in handling the lottery case.
Mr Preecha and retired police officer Charoon Wimoon, both are Kanchanaburi residents, claimed to be the owner of five first prize-winning lottery tickets for the Nov 1, 2017 draw worth 30 million baht.
After accepting the complaint, TCSD acting commander Pol Col Thanadol Kaeo-ubon, said he had to check details in the complaint first before he could decide what charge to be filed against Ms Kanokpan – either a defamation against ordinary people or defamation against government officials which carry higher penalties.