Some Chonburi Police Involved in Extortion Case Claim Unfair Treatment

Chonburi —

Three police officers accused in a 140-million-baht shakedown scandal filed a complaint claiming they did not receive fair treatment during the investigation process by the police.

First our previous story:

Chonburi Police Chief Pol Maj Gen Khamphon Leelaprapaporn, along with nine other police officers, have been charged with alleged extortion amounting to 140 million baht from online gambling suspects at the Royal Thai Police Sports Club.

Now for our update:

The three officers from Chonburi Police Station accompanied by their lawyer arrived at the the Office of the Attorney-General (OGA) in Bangkok today to submit a petition to the chief of OGA, Kulthanit Mongkolsawat.

The three claimed that they, as the defendants in this case, did not receive fair treatment during the investigation process by the police. They said the initial stages of the investigation did not follow the procedures outlined in the Anti-torture and Enforced Disappearance Act which requires immediate notification of the incident to the prosecuting officer for supervision of the investigation.

However, until now the three claimed that the investigating officers have yet to request supervision from the prosecuting officer.This indicates an intentional disregard for the law, the three accused officers claimed in the petition, adding this petition was, therefore, to ensure that a prosecuting officer participates in the investigation.

The original article appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

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