DSI to meet Wednesday to expedite cases against Abhisit
File photo : Tharit
BANGKOK: -- The Department of Special Investigation chief will on Wednesday hold a meeting of DSI and police investigators to speed up over 700 murder attempt cases against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and former deputy PM Suthep Thaugsuban.
DSI Director General Tarit Pengdith said he would hold the meeting at 9 am to tell DSI and police investigators to speed up checking documents in the cases of the people being shot and injured in April and May 2010.
Tarit said the investigators would later review the cases with public prosecutors before raising murder attempt charges against Abhisit and Suthep.
Tarit said the investigators have been told to separate the cases of 1,500 injured people into cases of people with severe injuries and minor injuries. Abhisit and Suthep would be charged with murder attempt charges in the cases of severe injuries and they would face physical assault charges for the remaining cases.
A well-informed DSI source said there were about 700 severely injured people in 2010 political violence so Abhist and Suthep would face up to 700 cases of murder attempts.
The source said Tarit ordered investigators to divide the cases of injuries into four groups based on dates and locations. The first group involved people injured at the Kokwua Intersection on April 10 2010. The second, third and fourth groups involved people injured on May 13 to 19 2010 at Rajprasong, Bon Kai, Din Daeng and Phayathai.
Tarit said the DSI might wait until the next parliamentary session expires on April 19 2013 before charging Abhisit and Suthep in the murder attempt cases.
-- The Nation 2012-12-18