By The Nation
The Appeal Court on Tuesday (August 11) sentenced Premchai under the Firearms and Ammunition Act 1947 for possession of a rifle in Bangkok without permission.
The crime is punishable with imprisonment for a year under the Firearms Act, Section 7, 72. However, since the accused pleaded guilty the sentence was halved to six months in prison.
Premchai claimed the rifle belonged to his father and remained in the house after his death.
Later, Premchai was granted bail on a Bt200,000 guarantee as he planned to appeal against the verdict in the Supreme Court.