Cops seek to indict suspect over blasts

Watana faces charges of attempted murder

Watana Pumret, sitting right

Police yesterday asked the public prosecutor to indict Watana Pumret, the prime suspect in the May 22 bombing at Phramongkutklao Hospital and six other related bombing incidents.

Deputy national police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul led a team of police to submit a total of 20 investigation files, containing about 10,000 pages and dealing with five counts on which the investigators want the 62-year-old retired engineer to be indicted. The counts are premeditated attempted murder, causing explosions harming others and their assets, causing explosions seriously harming others, causing damage to buildings, and possession of explosives.

Mr Watana has confessed to all these counts, while the statute of limitations for the other count of causing others to lose their assets has already expired, Pol Gen Srivara said.

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