Another charge sought against Premchai

PUBLISHED ON TUE, FEB 13, 2018 3:02 PM

Another charge sought against Premchai

 

815bc5a09379bee685299b4ae2d95e67.jpeg

A National Parks and Wildlife Department official hands over Premchai's car to Thong Pha Phum police for forensic examination.

 

The National Parks and Wildlife Department has sought an additional charge of cruelty to animal against the president of Italian-Thai Development company, Premchai Karnasuta, who is already facing nine charges after his arrest at a wildlife sanctuary in Kanchanapisek province.

 

Premchai will be summonsed to meet police and defend the allegation this week, a source said. 

 

He and three others suspects were apprehended last week after forest rangers found him camping in a prohibited area, along with the remains of protected animals including a black leopard. Hunting rifles were confiscated from the campsite.

 

While Premchai has refused to talk to reporters, his lawyer claimed his innocence, saying his client was lost in the woods and had bought the fresh meat police found hidden near the campsite from a vendor.

 

Forensic officials revealed that the endangered big cat was hit by eight bullets.

 

Meanwhile, Premchai’s Land Cruiser, which was found at the campsite, was handed over to Thong Pha Phum police on Tuesday for forensic examination.

 

Premchai had a close aide inform officials that his trip was for the purpose of “nature study”.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30338735

 
thenation_logo.jpg
-- © Copyright The Nation 2018-02-13
latest news from Thailand

Charter protesters get suspended sentencesBy Kesinee Taengkeaw The Nation File photo in August 2016 Three activists on Wednesday were sentenced to four months in jail, reduced to a two-year suspension, for tearing up ballots during the junta-controlled constitutional referendum in August...

READ MORE...

Dams continue to discharge water in preparation for more inflows  All large- and medium-sized dams in the country are discharging water as planned in preparing to take more rainwater expected to be brought about by tropical storm “Bebinca”, Office of National Water Resources (ONWR)...

READ MORE...

Police to ask Cambodia’s help finding murder suspect and brotherBy Khanathit Srihirundaj The Nation  As police this week obtained an arrest warrant for Anuwat Chaipha, the younger brother of murder suspect Assaya Chaipha, for aiding Assaya to avoid arrest, Metropolitan Police Division 4 commander...

READ MORE...

Jiratpisit’s older sister Suphitcha surrenders to hear conspiracy chargesBy The Nation  Suphitcha Jaravijit, the elder sister of actor and fraud suspect Jiratpisit Jaravijit, surrendered to police early on Wednesday morning to fight accusations of allegedly conspiring with others in a...

READ MORE...
sponsors