Patcharawat's delegate testifies to DSI
- Published: 11/02/2013 at 12:42 PM
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A representative of former police chief Patcharawat Wongsuwan reported to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) on Monday to give testimony on the controversial contracts awarded by the Royal Thai Police Office for hundreds of police station buildings and apartment blocks, most of which are unfinished and abandoned.
Pol Maj-Gen Puwadol Wuthakanok, deputy commissioner of the Technology and Information Bureau, reported to Thanin Prempree, director of the DSI's corruption and suppression centre, with a letter of attorney from Pol Gen Patcharawat.
Photo by Patcharawat Wongsuwan (Photo by Somchai Poomlard)
Pol Gen Patcharawat empowered Pol Maj-Gen Puwadol to testify on his behalf. Pol Maj-Gen Puwadol was commander of the Logistics and Ordnance Division directly responsible for the police stations project when a proposal was made for Regions 1-9 Provincial Police Bureaus to separately handle the bidding in their respective areas of jurisdiction.
Mr Thanin said if Pol Maj-Gen Puwadol gave all the information needed it would not be necessary to summons Pol Gen Patcharawat to testify again.
Two other former police chiefs, Pol Gen Patheep Tanprasert and Pol Gen Wichean Potephosree, were scheduled to meet DSI investigators on Feb 13 and 15 respectively, he said.
After that Pol Gen Priewpan Damapong, a former police chief, and Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew, the current police chief, would be invited to give information on the execution of the construction contracts.
Former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban would be summonsed afterwards, Mr Thanin said.
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