“Big Joke” avoids suspension for now

"Big Joke" avoids suspension for now

The Royal Thai Police needs to establish a committee to investigate the claims against him first, according to the standing federal police commander, who has not yet been suspended.

Before meeting with Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin at the parliament building yesterday, Pol Gen Kitrat Panphet said to the advertising,” All has procedures that need to be adhered to.”

He said there are two issues to consider. The first is an exploration into the allegations of money laundering against Pol Gen Surachate in connection with BNK Master, an online gambling site. The other is a administrative matter that will need to be evaluated by a council.

Following the arrest warrant issued by the Criminal Court on Tuesday night, Pol Gen Surachate turned himself in to the police to face charges. He was eventually released on bail. He told the media that he was stupid.

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, who also had federal officers chief Torsak Sukvimol sidelined, has placed Pol Gen Surachate in an inactive position at the moment.

Both older officials have long been at odds with one another over their presence with unlawful gambling sites.

Pol Gen Kitrat said that before suspending Pol Gen Surachate, he had follow certain procedures. First, he must acquire the arrest record of Pol Gen Surachate and a case description from the Metropolitan Police. He claimed that they have not already been delivered.

In contrast, the Disciplinary Division of the Royal Thai Police may also study the information and summarise its views for Pol Gen Kitrat’s account.

The acting acting federal police chief may set up a screen to give the accused a chance to prove his innocence, he said.

” Pol Gen Surachate will not be fired or suspended during the inspection process of the council,” he declared. If the council finds cause, that approach will occur.

” For then, Pol Gen Surachate may also perform his duties as usual”, he added.

He added that rules for the authorities panel’s investigation require it to be completed within 60 days. The day limit may be extended if requested.

However, Sittra Biabungkerd, a lawyer and activist, gave Move Forward Party leader Chaithawat Tulathon information about financial transactions involving improper businesses involving three officers officials, including federal police chief Pol Gen Torsak Sukvimol, yesterday.

The prosecutor also provided the information to the Police Complaint Review Board.