By The Nation
The early retirement of Pol Maj-General Atthakrit Tharichat, deputy police inspector-general, was approved on Friday by Police Commissioner-General Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda.
In addition to once being among Thaksin’s bodyguards, Atthakrit was director of the Government Lottery Office in 2012 when Yingluck Shinawatra was the prime minister.
He left the police service following the May 29, 2014 coup. He was reinstated in the police service by Royal command to the position of deputy police inspector-general on January 28, 2015.