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Court security plan to stay in place


Deputy national police chief Pol Lt-General Srivara Ransibrahmanakul said on Wednesday that police would adapt their current security plan and apply it on August 25, when the Supreme Court delivers its verdict in the case against former Prime Minsiter Yingluck Shinawatra.

Srivara said the police plan, called Korakot, was the right course to take, but police were waiting for additional requests from the court, if any.
He urged supporters of court defendants to adhere to the laws and to court procedures. The police would not stop them from coming to provide moral support, but they must follow the laws, he said.
On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court dismissed charges against former prime minister Somchai Wongsawat, his deputy and former police officials regarding the dispersal of a yellow-shirt protest in 2008. Some yellow shirts who came to hear the ruling were upset and shouted at the defendants as they left the court.
And on Tuesday, Yingluck had made a closing statement at the court, where she recieved support from hundreds of her supporters. The police had applied the Korakot security plan to ensure security around the court compound,  where hundreds of Yingluck’s supporters travelled from regional areas to hear her closing statement on her case concerning the rice pledging scheme, alleged of causing huge damage to the state.

Published : August 02, 2017

By : The Nation