Submitted on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 - 09:43 AM
A court on Saturday approved an arrest warrant for two high ranking police officers accused of defaming the King, asking for bribes, money laundering and misconduct.
On the same warrant, three other police officers and three civilians were named. Their charges relate to bribery, encroachment into protected areas, and illegal possession of wild animals.
The arrest warrant was issued by the Royal Thai Police.
The two high ranking police officers charged with lèse majesté are Pol Lt Gen Pongpat C., Commander of the Central Investigation Bureau, and Pol Maj Gen Kowit R., Deputy Commander of the Central Investigation Bureau.
According to ASTV-Manager Online who cited a high ranking officer as the source, the five have been arrested. They were interrogated at an unknown place and have pleaded guilty to all charges.
Khaosod noted that the five police were earlier removed from their posts and were transferred to the Operations Centre of the Royal Thai Police, along with the late Pol Col Akkharawut Limrat, who died under mysterious circumstances on Thursday.