Police claim progress in Laksi clash

Police on Wednesday revealed the progress of their investigation into the shootout at Laksi intersection.

Deputy national police chief Ek Angsananon said the results of crime scene, photos and video clips examination concluded that there were a total 21 people carrying, holding and firing weapons. 

Three of the 21 armed men had been identified and police were seeking warrants for their arrest. 

Investigators could not yet tell if the three suspects were police or military officers as investigations were still underway.

Police were also looking for a vehicle similar to the cash delivery van suspected of carrying weapons into the Laksi area that was captured  on video.   

Pol Gen Ek said all the suspects involved in the Saturday’s armed clashes, including any members of the police and military, would be prosecuted. 

He said investigators had been speeding up their investigations into other major violent incidents since the clashes in Ramkhamhaeng on Nov 30, but  many witnesses in several cases had yet to show up to testify before the police.

In addition, police requests for arrest warrants had been rejected by the court due to insufficient evidence, he added.

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Discussion 1 : 06/02/2014 at 08:58 AM
If witnesses don't show up for whatever reason, there is not enough evidence and the case does not move forward. Easy.
Discussion 2 : 05/02/2014 at 09:50 PM
It may well transpire protest "guards" got their retaliation in first....why else would the police being pulling all the stops out to make arrests...haven't seen them move with such vigor since........................ from Playbook application.
Discussion 3 : 05/02/2014 at 08:25 PM
Probably less than innocent red shirts that will get blamed. As we see the courts refuse arrest warrants for pdrc thugs
Discussion 4 : 05/02/2014 at 06:55 PM
I think I can feel an ' Amnesty' coming on ...
Discussion 5 : 05/02/2014 at 05:47 PM
Let’s see how many guilty red-shirts the police will find…
Discussion 6 : 05/02/2014 at 05:33 PM
Yes sir, the RTA is going to prosecute the eventual policemen and military involved, even the eventual red or black shirts, maybe, I'm sure nobody has the shadow of a doubt about that (NOT)! It will be the RTA at its best: fail to identify the ones they(!) protect, no/not enough/contradictory/retracting witnesses, lack of evidence, ending in no prosecution, business as usual! But the few PDRC guards defending the protesters/themselves (though I fully agree they, too, should not have been carrying/using guns) they will get their hands on will get the full load, with a lot of media attention thanks to the huge TS/PT/UDD propaganda machine...
Discussion 7 : 05/02/2014 at 05:26 PM
What is this business of 'witnesses showing up to testify before the police'. Why can't the police go to these people's places of residence and question them? Strange way of conducting police business in Thailand.

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