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Premchai should face three more charges :

Apr 10. 2018
File photo : Premchai
File photo : Premchai
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By Kesinee Tangkhiew
The Nation

Deputy national police chief Pol General Srivara Rangsibhramanakul handed over dissenting views to the office of the Attorney General on Tuesday on why police believe Premchai Karnasuta, president of Italian-Thai Development firm should face three more charges.

The Regional public prosecutors office on April 4 resolved that it would charge Premchai, the president of Italian-Thai Development firm, with six offences relating to his alleged poaching in Thung Yai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province in February.

However, it dropped five other charges proposed by police.

By law, police can submit dissenting opinions to the Office of the AttorneyGeneral for a final decision in cases where they disagree with public prosecutors.

Srivara, as chief investigator, said that Premchai should be charged with three of the five charges that were dropped; colluding to enter a wildlife sanctuary without permission, having in his possession hunting equipment and attempting to hunt wildlife animals in a wildlife sanctuary without a permit.

Three other suspects who were arrested at Premchai’s campsite should also be tried on the three charges, police said. 


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