DSI seeking warrants for rally leaders

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) will apply for arrest warrants for 33 leaders of the anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee in the Criminal Court on Wednesday.

DSI chief Tarit Pengdith announced the plan on Monday after a meeting of DSI officials, prosecutors and officers from Metropolitan Police Bureau. 

The DSI last month issued summonses for 33 protest leaders to acknowledge charges of violating sections 113, 116, and 215 of the Criminal Code, which include insurrection.

They were due to report to the DSI headquarters on Chaeng Watthana Rd by Jan 3 to acknowledge the charges, but all failed to show up without showing reasonable grounds, Mr Tarit said.

The protest leaders claimed they were too busy with the the protest movement or other errands during the New Year period, he added. 

As a result, the meeting on Monday resolved to seek warrants for their arrest from the court, because they continue to commit offences. This included the planned attempt to shut down Bangkok on Jan 13, the DSI chief said. 

DSI investigators will hold another meeting on Tuesday to finalise their case and submit it to the court on Wednesday, he said.

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Discussion 1 : 08/01/2014 at 05:57 AM
to busy disrupting every ones lively hood tell it as it is
Discussion 2 : 07/01/2014 at 07:39 PM
Seriously, Mr Suthep has incited Violence, made demands and threats, caused injury and deaths and believes he has the right to CLOSE DOWN Bangkok and says he is going to do it....AND NO-ONE ARRESTS HIM??!!! This is Crazy! I can get arrested if I throw my Cigarette Butt on the road and refuse to pay the fine, what makes Suthep's actions not worthy of enforcement /arrest...is this because he is one of the CORRUPT? He has influence and thus is ABOVE The Law?
Discussion 3 : 07/01/2014 at 11:44 AM
You think that he would dare do it himself?
Discussion 4 : 07/01/2014 at 05:59 AM
I gather that 'If an arrest warrant for K. Thaksin had been issued for the lesser charge of tax fraud or similar, then, in regard to extradition proceedings, it would likely be a different story'. Thank you. An interesting manipulation of international law. And without a doubt costly in more ways than one!
Discussion 5 : 07/01/2014 at 01:00 AM
A arrest warrant for K. Taskin had been issued long time ago. Terrorism charges. If sentenced for terrorism charges in Thailand it can be the death penalty. As most of the western world do not extradite people into countries where they might face the death penalty , they not send K. Taksin back to Thailand. Another story would be if he is wanted for tax fraud or similar. Well done K. Apisith!!!!!
Discussion 6 : 07/01/2014 at 12:43 AM
Why is it the DSI performs this function and not Police and the attorney general ? aside from being a government puppet.. I mean
Discussion 7 : 06/01/2014 at 10:06 PM
What the DSI has announced just sounds silly to me!
Discussion 8 : 06/01/2014 at 09:40 PM
DSI suddenly becomes one of the dirty tools that this crooked government trying to use to suppress the protesters for their last survival.
Discussion 9 : 06/01/2014 at 09:25 PM
Its like the Men in Black agency, not sure who assign them but have budget.
Discussion 10 : 06/01/2014 at 08:59 PM
We have been waiting for some years now for the DSI to issue an international warrant for the most wanted Thai fugitive... And the same guys expected the leaders of the anti-government protest movement to show up in court, what a joke !!!
Discussion 11 : 06/01/2014 at 08:57 PM
Is this really in the DSI remit. If it was not so serious it would be a joke.
Discussion 12 : 06/01/2014 at 08:53 PM
The international community never acted upon an arrest warrant for Thaksin as it was common knowledge that the charges against him were politically motivated following the illegal coup.
Discussion 13 : 06/01/2014 at 08:15 PM
The action started in 2010. Jatuporn and co. still free.
Discussion 14 : 06/01/2014 at 08:14 PM
Good point. I think by now Thaksin should be concerned that his police and DSI are not even able to arrest a guy who is in plain sight.
Discussion 15 : 06/01/2014 at 07:00 PM
Where is the arrest warrant for Taksin Shinawatra? DSI is the Department of Shinawatra Investigation and we all know it. That is why people have taken to the streets.
Discussion 16 : 06/01/2014 at 06:58 PM
Amazing how quickly they act when it suits them
Discussion 17 : 06/01/2014 at 06:58 PM
Can you imagine what would happen if they removed Suthep? Goodbye, peaceful protest!
Discussion 18 : 06/01/2014 at 06:47 PM
Tarit is worthless, why doesn't he just go up and arrest Suthep? What is the point of having the police or DSI if they morons do not do their jobs. Just like the army chief stated when he was asked recently to help the police with crowd control "if we commit, the police don't turn up like last time and we got accused of murder".
Discussion 19 : 06/01/2014 at 06:47 PM
Does anyone know what the remit is of the DSI, are they the police, an arm of the police or an independent state agency. Who do they take orders from, what designates a case as 'special', and are the investigating or prosecuting or both. Perhaps the answers can all be summed us as 'tool'.
Discussion 20 : 06/01/2014 at 06:45 PM
DSI act like despicable Dubai puppies… shame on them….
Discussion 21 : 06/01/2014 at 06:41 PM
How? - think Nike - 'Just do it!'
Discussion 22 : 06/01/2014 at 06:31 PM
Usually it is sufficient to just tell the DSI you are too busy to attend.
Discussion 23 : 06/01/2014 at 06:30 PM
This modern, well, Thai-modern, version of Victor Hugo's commissaire Javert, reborn as Thaksin's wicked executioner, could IMHO better make some time to think back about Seh Daeng's life, his commitments, and, especially, his death, instead of sinking deeper every day in his own made aberration, I guess it could make him very afraid about his personal future, once he will have become a liability for who's playing him as a puppet... When a bottle of poison's last drop has been used up, the bottle is 'disposed of' with great care, in a safe and definitive way, not to harm anyone anymore, isn't it...
Discussion 24 : 06/01/2014 at 06:29 PM
Got to love Tarit…. which side will he be on next week….. he blows like the wind
Discussion 25 : 06/01/2014 at 06:26 PM
Don't you love the objectivity of Tarit?
Discussion 26 : 06/01/2014 at 06:25 PM
DSI seeking warrants for PDRC leaders? Not right! Thaksin does!
Discussion 27 : 06/01/2014 at 06:20 PM
Come on Tarit, go to the stage and arrest Suthep. You’re the man, you can do it!
Discussion 28 : 06/01/2014 at 06:14 PM
Hahahaha poor Tarit at it again. Do you really think the court does not know the difference between protesting against a corrupt government and insurrection? The quicker this is over the better, can't wait for the excuses of the DSI performance.
Discussion 29 : 06/01/2014 at 06:14 PM
As far as i know they cannot even catch a illegal Taxi Drivers In Phuket....... Action Started in August and still no progress

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