Arrest warrants issued for 5 suspects involved in alleged plot against the monarchy

Arrest warrants have been issued for 5 suspects and another 30 more are in the pipeline.

According to Voice TV, on 28 Feb, Director-General of the Department for Special Investigation Tharit Pengdit defended his agency which had been criticized for having been sluggish over cases which affect the security of the monarchy, and said that the DSI had found that such offences had been committed by networks of people through various channels including the internet, community radio, etc., and it had also acquired information about individual offenders.

A total of 17 cases are now under investigation by the DSI.  The court has already approved arrest warrants for 5 suspects.  The DSI is now gathering evidence to issue arrest warrants for 30 more people.

However, Tharit did not reveal the names of the suspects.

Source: 
<p>http://www.prachatai3.info/journal/2011/03/33333</p>

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