The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has arrested three women for allegedly giving false statements in a multi-billion-baht inheritance dispute involving the daughter of Yong Bai Khan, a deceased influential figure in Lop Buri, and her aunt.
Watcharee Jantherdthai, Malinee Pongsawang and Chayanit Pongsawang were arrested on March 1, Pol Lt Col Santana Kaewtubtim, a DSI investigator, said yesterday.
The arrest follows a complaint by Sobeda Pongsawang, a daughter of businessman Somchai Pongsawang, alias Yong Bai Khan, that her aunt Rassamee Khan and the three suspects allegedly gave false statements in an inheritance dispute. Ms Sobeda claimed the four had told a court that Ms Watcharee was a common-law wife of Somchai and the couple had one daughter, Ms Chayanit. They sought a court order to appoint Ms Rassamee as the executor of Somchai's estate. Somchai was shot dead in 2002.
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