Warrants out for 6 in Kwanchai case

The Udon Thani Court has approved warrants for the arrest of six suspects in the shooting of red-shirt leader Kwanchai Praipana on Jan 22, reports said.

The six are army soldiers whose ranks range from sergeant to chief warrant officer attached to a military camp in Kanchanaburi province.

They are to be charged with attempted murder and illegal possession of firearms.

A letter has been sent to inform their respective units that warrants have been issued and approved for their arrest and for them to hand over the six to the police for legal proceedings.

A suspect, identified as Matuemang Mase of Narathiwat, had earlier been arrested in connection with the shooting. The man allegedly claimed he was hired by three soldiers attached to a military unit in a western province.

On Saturday, he performed a re-enactment of the crime in Udon Thani.

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Discussion 1 : 09/02/2014 at 07:33 PM
Maybe they were just out doing an undercover drug operation.
Discussion 2 : 09/02/2014 at 05:23 PM
If one wanted to speculate - then one could easily think that Kwanchai was behind some of the shootings and the violence against the opponents of the red shirts. And that this act was in retalliation. Considering the behaviour of Kwanchai and his men when they chased and killed political opponents in Udon Thani in 2008 - speculation like this wouldn't be too far-fetched.

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