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Police assign 20 teams of officers to hunt two suspects in Jimi Sandhu murder

Police assign 20 teams of officers to hunt two suspects in Jimi Sandhu murder

PHUKET: Police have 20 teams of officers scouring the island in the hunt for the two killers who shot dead known criminal Jimi Sandhu in a hail of bullets in Rawai last Friday (Feb 4), police announced today.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 8 February 2022, 07:00PM

Image: CCTV via Phuket Police

Image: CCTV via Phuket Police

The news follows national police chief Pol Gen Suwat Jangyodsuk arriving in Phuket in person to be briefed on progress in the investigation.

Gen Suwat urged the officers to expedite their investigation and gather relevant evidence for forensic analysis “in order to apprehend the accused and prosecute as soon as possible in order to build confidence among citizens and tourists”.

Gen Suwat also urged officers to carefully adhere to the correct procedures for arresting the suspects “as the suspects committed a serious crime and may possess firearms”.

“The performance of duties must focus primarily on the safety of officers and people”, he said.

Pol Col Kritsana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, speaking from Bangkok, yesterday repeated the comments announced in Phuket, that police believe the killers are likely to be foreigners.

“The assailants are two tall men,” he said.

“From checking the travel records of the deceased, it was found that he entered Thailand on Jan 27, 2022 and entered Phuket by private plane, for which investigators have gathered relevant evidence and interviewed many witnesses,"  Col Kritsana continued.

"Currently, all issues of motives have not been ruled out," Col Kritsana added.

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“Police are currently in close coordination with the Canadian police to obtain information useful to the investigation and pending the results of further forensic investigation,” he said.

The two assailants were recorded on CCTV carrying out the murder, during which they shot Sandhu 19 times, he added.

“The two assailants walked past several closed-circuit cameras enroute to the scene of the incident,” Col Kritsana said.

“The investigative team has tracked down their escape route from the scene and are currently investigating their further escape route,” he added.

“The police officers are collecting evidence related to the case from the deceased’s home and nearby abandoned houses.” he added.

Police have previously noted that footprints were found in a villa nearby where the shooting took place.

“Now we are waiting for DNA test results from the Police Forensic Science Center 8 in Surat Thani and the Police Forensic Science Center 8 in Songkhla," Col Kritsana added.

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Kurt | 10 February 2022 - 09:10:20

So, how can the Thai Immigration accepts a non existing canadian passport as identification in their system at moment of entry Thailand? Has nothing to do with blue- or red notices of Interpol.

Kurt | 10 February 2022 - 08:42:00

I learned that indian Jimi Sandhu, since he was deported 6 years ago by Canada, not had canadian nationality, so not had valid canadian passport. Countries can not deport own citizens. Must first cancel citizenship/passport. Only possible when person had another nationality too at time of deportation. For example, Thailand can not deport a Thai who only has thai nationality.

Fascinated | 09 February 2022 - 12:45:51

What happened to the guy who murdered the Swiss woman- that went very quiet?

Kurt | 09 February 2022 - 10:22:03

Guess Gen Suwat, after he made sure no cats jump out of Phuket bags, and a lot of 'urging officers' is back already in BKK. We still not hear or the killed indian gangster yes/no has the canadian nationality, 6 years after he was deported from Canada. That fact should be known by now. Fact: countries can not deport own citizens, only possible with double nationality. So?

christysweet | 09 February 2022 - 10:19:38

Facts emerge in a forward fashion is my best guess on how the the story gets more detailed .  

JohnC | 09 February 2022 - 09:36:01

Again with the 'known criminal' but last week he was an unknown Canadian citizen.

agogohome | 09 February 2022 - 07:41:54

If there's one thing the police here do really well, it's catching criminals such as this. They'll get them! 

Capricornball | 08 February 2022 - 20:55:53

Snore...more image battling, with the big cheese coming in from BKK to make sure it looks like police are doing something, and perhaps not letting any cats out the bag as to how this dirt-bag was able to maintain a seemingly regular life while engaging in his life-long criminal career, even though authorities seemed to know he was up to no good. Foxes watching the chicken coop again?

maverick | 08 February 2022 - 19:19:07

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