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Senior police officer close to Thaksin taking early retirement

Sep 30. 2017
[Files]Pol Maj-General Atthakrit Tharichat
[Files]Pol Maj-General Atthakrit Tharichat
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By The Nation

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A police major general who used to serve as a bodyguard for former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was among 475 officers whose early retirement requests have been approved.

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.

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