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Police to compare DNA from Yingluck comb to that found in Camry

Sep 28. 2017
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By The Nation

Police have found clothes and a comb belonging to fugitive ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra as they searched her residence in Soi Yothinpatthana 3 on Thursday in a search for evidence regarding her escape from justice in Thailand.

The search followed testimony given by Pol Colonel Chairit Anurit, one of three policemen suspected of facilitating Yingluck’s escape. During an interrogation last week, Chairit said that he gave a ride to the former premier and her secretary in a Toyota Camry sedan from Bangkok to Sa Kaew on the border with Cambodia.

The evidence should help verify the escape if Yingluck’s DNAs traces found on the items, match with those found in the sedan, said Deputy Police Chief Pol General Srivara Ransibrahmanakul.

Srivara brought around 25 police officers for a half-hour search the Criminal Court’s issuing a warrant.

Pol Colonel Watanyu Witthayapalothai, who oversaw Yingluck’s security detail, led the search. Her lawyer, Noppadol Laothong, was also at the house.

If the escape is verified, Chairit will likely face charges for allegedly neglecting his duty as a state officer under the Criminal Code’s Article 157. Chairit has already been charged with the lesser charge of faking vehicle documents related to the four fake license plates found in the sedan.

The police have also asked the court to approve a search warrant for a condominium in Lat Prao, where Yingluck’s secretary lived, said an informed source.

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