Police accuse Srirasmi’s parents of lèse majesté in case related to alleged adultery

The police on Monday evening accused the parents of the former Royal Consort to the Crown Prince of lèse majesté and two other offences in a case related to alleged adultery.
 
The police accused Abhiruj Suwadee, 72, and Wantanee Suwadee, 66, the parents of Srirasmi Suwadee, former Royal Consort of Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, of offences under Article 112 or the lèse majesté law, of filing a false police complaint, and of framing others, which led to the person serving a term in jail. 
 
The accusations were pressed after four hours of interrogation at the Crime Suppression Division. The couple denied all allegations, but one of them told the police that he/she recognized the complainant. 
 
Last week, Sawita Maneechan, 31, a native of western Ratchaburi Province, filed a complaint against the couple.  She said the alleged crimes took place in 2003, when she was 20 years old. She was falsely accused of committing adultery with Abhiruj. The accusation defamed the Suwadee family and her family. In revenge, Abhiruj allegedly filed a false complaint to a police officer, who is Sawita’s uncle and forced the officer to prosecute her. The charge led to Sawita being jailed for fraud for a year and six months. She added that the accusations led to her whole family suffering social stigma.  
 
Sawita’s uncle will testify tomorrow, the police added. 
 

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