Hello and welcome to the details of Thailand launches manhunt for policemen after torture video and now with the details
BANGKOK, Aug 26 — Thai authorities have launched a manhunt for two police officers suspected of being involved in torturing to death a man who had been arrested for drug offences, police said today, after a video of the incident was shared widely online.
The video posted by lawyer Sittra Biabungkerd on his Facebook page showed what appeared to be a man being suffocated by a plastic bag placed over his head while he was pinned down by four men.
Five police officers from Nakhon Sawan province have been detained, while a “round the clock” hunt was on for two others, deputy police spokesman Kissana Phathanacharoen said in a statement.
Arrest warrants issued for the suspects include the charge of murder by torture.
Sittra, who runs a legal aid foundation, said he received the video clip from a lower ranking officer who asked him to pass it to the national police chief, claiming it showed “superintendent Joe” of Nakhon Sawan police station trying to extort money from a drug dealer.
An official police order identified “superintendent Joe” as Police Colonel Thitisan Uttanapol. Police raided his home in an upmarket residential estate in Bangkok yesterday and found 13 cars, including a Lamborghini and Ferrari, according to media who accompanied police on the raid.
Thai Police Chief Suwat Jangyodsuk had yesterday urged Thitisan to surrender to authorities.
“There are still good cops, bad people that do bad things will face consequences,” he said, adding that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha had personally instructed police to make improvements in order to restore public confidence in the force.
Thailand’s police are widely seen as one of the country’s most corrupt institutions, analyst said, and Prayuth’s government had pledged reforms. “The case will be a real test for the Thai justice system that has faced questions by some about its ability to hold officials like the police accountable,” said Thitipol Phakdeewanich, the dean of Ubon Ratchathani University’ political science faculty. — Reuters
These were the details of the news Thailand launches manhunt for policemen after torture video for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.