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Court asked to void Jatuporn’s bail

Posted by arnon_k On December - 27 - 2010

The Department of Special Investigation on Monday morning asked the Criminal Court to revoke bail for United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship co-leader Jatuporn Prompan.

DSI chief Tharit Pengdit said he filed the request because Mr Jatuporn, a defendant in a terrorism case, had meddled with evidence, committed more terrorist offences, and obstructed investigators by making public what he claimed to be DSI investigation reports on autopsies of those killed during the April-May red shirt protests.

The DSI had never concluded that soldiers were ordered to kill the protesters, he said.

Mr Tharit said the bail withdrawal request was not made on the orders of the political sector, as alleged by Puea Thai spokesman Prompong Nopparit.

He acted because he is chief investigator in the case.

If the court wanted to examine witnesses before making a ruling, he would testify as a state witness, Mr Tharit said.

About 20 red-shirts turned up at the court in protest. A contingent of police were present to maintain law and order.

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