Court issues arrest warrant for Pol Col Chairit

The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases today (Nov 25) issued warrant for Pol Col Chairit Anurit after he failed to turn himself up to the police for acknowledgement of charge.

Pol Col Chairit, former deputy commander of the Metropolitan Police Bureau’s Division 5, faces negligence of duty charge under Article 157 of the Criminal Code for his role in assisting in the escape of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Pol Col Chairit earlier admitted to be the driver who drove Yingluck to the border on Aug 23 in the escape bid.

Yingluck was scheduled to appear in the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Office on Aug 25 to hear the final verdict on the rice pledging case which she was charged for dereliction of duty.

However she fled the country allegedly with the help of the officer on Aug 23.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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