Two police officers face probe for forcing subordinates to pay for air-cons

The Metropolitan Police Division 2 has set up a fact finding committee to investigate after junior police officers at Phaholyothin police station complained that their per diems were deducted by their immediate boss to pay the installation air-conditioners at the inquiry room.

The order by Pol Maj Gen Ekkachai Bunvisoot, commander of the Metropolitan Police Division 2 came after Pol Sgt Maj Lersak Nonkhuthod, of Phaholyothin police station lodged a complaint with the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission, asking the agency to investigate the alleged malpractice of his supervisors.

Acccording to the complaint, 11 junior police officers at the station were deducted of 2,000-4,000 baht from their per diems by the investigation inspectors for use to buy and install air conditioners in the inquiry room.

Pol Maj Gen Ekkachai said the Metropolitan Police Division 2-appointed committee was ordered to finish finding within one week.

Phaholyothin station superintendent Pol Ithichet Wonghomhual said initial questioning of police officers indicated that it was a voluntary payment and nobody was forced to pay.

He said the complaint might be a personal conflict.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (ThaiPBS)