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Prosecutors pass buck in ‘Boss’ case

Prosecutors pass buck in ‘Boss’ case

THAILAND: Public prosecutors now insist they cannot proceed with the indictment of Red Bull scion Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya on drug charges for allegedly having cocaine in his system during the 2012 hit-and-run case, saying they are duty-bound to wait until police actually arrest him and bring him to trial.

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By Bangkok Post

Thursday 10 December 2020, 09:17AM


Prayuth Petchkhun, deputy spokesman of the Office of the Attorney-General, updates the media yesterday (Dec 9) on the progress in handling the Red Bull scion case. Photo: Bangkok Post.

Prayuth Petchkhun, deputy spokesman of the Office of the Attorney-General, updates the media yesterday (Dec 9) on the progress in handling the Red Bull scion case. Photo: Bangkok Post.

Prayuth Petchkhun, deputy spokesman of the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG), updated the media yesterday (Dec 9) on the OAG’s progress in handling the high-profile case.

The pursuit of justice in the case, which claimed the life of police officer Wichian Klanprasert, resumed in September after the OAG decided to indict Mr Vorayuth on two charges - reckless driving causing death, and cocaine use - citing fresh evidence and new witnesses.

Previously, the OAG - specifically, deputy attorney-general Nate Naksuk and Ittiporn Kaewthip, deputy director-general of the Department of Criminal Litigation - had decided to drop the reckless driving charge against Mr Vorayuth, a move which sparked public outrage.

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A panel headed by former member of the National Anti-Corruption Commission, Vicha Mahakun, later urged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to revive the case, as it found evidence of intervention by officials, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, lawyers and witnesses. It is the responsibility of police to track down Mr Vorayuth before public prosecutors can forward his case for trial, said Mr Prayuth.

Meanwhile, Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit, chairman of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), said the NACC is still examining the Vicha-led panel’s report. A source, however, said the NACC has started working with the Anti-Money Laundering Office to determine if there had been payments made to people linked to the mishandling of the Red Bull scion case.

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Kurt | 12 December 2020 - 09:52:30

It is about time that a Attorney-General, representing the 'People', comes out and explain to the People why the Red Bull Boy moving freely around worldwide. Is being a member of the 2nd richest family in Thailand a free-card to be exempted of justice?  Or are Thai Intelligence and law enforcement Agencies below normal competence level?

Kurt | 11 December 2020 - 10:54:50

Bear in mind, nonsense for sale are always brought up by Deputies, never by the top man. So, when one reads 'deputy' ..., not only read but do think/analyze. There is always still 1 step up for them to claim 'misunderstanding', and recall nonsense.

Capricornball | 10 December 2020 - 18:18:56

This case is just utterly lost in ineptitude and corruption. Not one ounce of integrity and jurisprudence... just lying, bumbling, kowtowing, with generally the entire law enforcement entity just chasing their tails.  This government is so completely lost and corrupt it makes it very clear why there is a social movement and a call to clean house.

Fascinated | 10 December 2020 - 14:00:23

We cannot charge someone because he has not been arrested but we cannot arrest him as there is no charge. Thailand 2020.

Kurt | 10 December 2020 - 09:56:14

Is it not nice to be 'duty bound' in this Red Bull Boy case? It took them a while to fantasise a excuse, but again they succeeded. Bravo!

 

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