In yet another twist in the much publicised dispute between a retired police officer and a school teacher as to who is the rightful owner of the 30 million baht lottery jackpot from November 1 last year the Royal Thai Police Commissioner has now ordered that the investigation be handed over to the Crime Suppression Division (CSD.)
The order was given by Pol Gen Chaktip Chaijinda for the Provincial Police Bureau (PPB) 7 to transfer the case to the CSD.
A spokesman for the Royal Thai Police Pol Col Krissana Pattanacharoen stated that the decision to transfer the case by the commissioner was an effort to ensure that the case is resolved fairly and transparently.
Pol Col Krissana did note however that the investigation conducted by PPB 7 has been carried out with care and contested rumours that officers from PPB 7 have thus far handled the case unfairly.
A recent poll online revealed that the majority of people surveyed believe the rightful owner of the 30 million baht lottery jackpot to be retired police officer Pol Lt Charoon Wimon.
Last week officers from PPB 7 investigating the case said that their finding proved that school teacher Preecha Kraikruan was the rightful owner of the jackpot.
Following the announcement of their findings police in Kanchanavuri said they were preparing to issue multiple charges against Charoon.
Both parties will now be required to plead their cases at the Crime Suppression Division headquarters tomorrow at 10:30am.
Following the announcement from PPB 7 that Preecha was the rightful owner of the lottery jackpot Charoon and his family went before a sacred city shrine in Kanchanaburi to swear that Charoon was the rightful owner risking a lifetime of misfortune if found to be lying.
Charoon challenged the teacher to do the same, however his proposal was rejected.
The case is still ongoing.
Source : Thai PBS
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