Former deputy police chief stands trial in Korat court today

Former deputy police chief Pol Gen Jumpol Manmai was late today escorted from Bangkok to stand trial at Nakhon Ratchasima provincial court for encroachment of Thap Larn national park in Wang Nam Khiew district.

Pol Gen Jumpol was escorted to Korat after he was interrogated by Crime Suppression Division (CSD) police this morning in Bangkok under tight security.

Head of the interrogation team was Pol Gen Srivara Rangsipramanakul, deputy commissioner of the Royal Thai Police.

News journalists were forbidden to enter the CSD command as the interrogation began.

He was charged for forestry encroachment after he built and owned a 13-rai resort home inside the national park.

Former Nakhon Ratchasima police commander and his wife are also facing the same charge in the court.

Earlier, Pol Gen Jumpol was fired from the Palace Grand Chamberlain position for severe misconduct and political interests that was considered a threat to national security.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)