Warrants out for bomber, shooter

Arrest warrants have been issued for the main suspect in the Jan 19 grenade attack on protesters at the Victory Monument rally site and a gunman in connection with the fatal shooting of anti-government protest leader Sutin Tharatin at Wat Sri-iam on Jan 26, Royal Thai Police spokesman Piya Uthayo said on Thursday.

The Victory Monument suspected bomber was identified as Kritsada Chaikae, 43, of Kanchanaburi, Pol Maj Gen Piya told a press conference.

The Criminal Court approved the police request for an arrest warrant after the DNA tests based on samples taken from the suspect’s hat and T-shirt proved positive.  

Pol Maj Gen Piya said there is a reward of 500,000 baht offered for information leading to the suspect’s arrest, posted by Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) chief Kamronwit Thoopkrachang, and another of 200,000 baht approved by national police chief Adul Saengsinkaew. 

The court also issued an arrest warrant for an unidentified gunman in the Sutin murder case. He is wanted on charges of carrying firearms in public without permission and shooting a firearm in public without reasonable grounds.

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Discussion 1 : 27/02/2014 at 07:00 PM
How did the police get his hat and t-shirt?
Discussion 2 : 27/02/2014 at 06:18 PM
Repeating - the police obviously are deficient in leadership, planning, training, tactics, command and control skills relating to crowd control situations. However, they are the victims of intimidation by the military and protesters, manipulated by government, undermined by some courts and prevented by thugs from PDRC from accessing crime scenes, yet we expect results. Support them in their efforts to restore public order and to prosecute the criminals responsible for destroying Thailand.
Discussion 3 : 27/02/2014 at 05:43 PM
It would also be wise to call upon people to come in to police if they are in any of these pictures so that they can be called upon maybe later.
Discussion 4 : 27/02/2014 at 05:34 PM
How do you issue a warrant for an unknown person? RTP trying to look like they are doing their job.

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