Abhisit, Suthep sue DSI chief

Former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his former deputy Suthep Thaugsuban on Thursday filed a lawsuit with the Criminal Court against Department of Special Investigation (DSI) chief Tarit Pengdit, accusing him of making false charges against them in connection with the crackdown on red-shirt protesters in April-May 2010.

The lawsuit was filed on their behalf by the Democrat Party's legal team led by Bundhit Siriphan.

Also named as defendants in the lawsuit are three DSI investigators.

In the lawsuit, Mr Abhisit and Mr Suthep accuse Mr Tarit and the three DSI investigators of bringing false charges against them in violation of Articles 157 and 200 of the Criminal Code.

The court set April 29 for prima facie examination.

The DSI had earlier filed a case in which Mr Abhisit and Mr Suthep are charged with premediated murder for imposing the emergency decree and ordering troops to shoot during the crackdown on the violents protests by the United Front For Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) supporters, resulting in the death of a taxi driver.

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