DSI calls off search of temple for Phra Dhammajayo

The Department of Special Investigation and Wat Phra Dhammakaya representatives announce the end of the search of the temple for Phra Dhammajayo at a media conference early Thursday afternoon, in the temple grounds. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

PATHUM THANI -- The Department of Special Investigation called off the search for the abbot of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Phra Dhammajayo, on Thursday afternoon in the face of passive resistance from a large mass gathering of his followers.

The search had also been hampered by rain.

The end of the search was announced by Pol Col Suriya Singhakamol, the DSI deputy director-general, at a press conference called at 1.30pm. Also present were Khlong Luang police and senior monks of Wat Phra Dhammakaya.

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