No trace of Dhammajayo found in latest search

No trace of Dhammajayo found in latest search

Department of Special Investigation officials search a building in Khlong Luang district in Pathum Thani on Sunday. (Photo by Pongpat Wongyala)
Department of Special Investigation officials search a building in Khlong Luang district in Pathum Thani on Sunday. (Photo by Pongpat Wongyala)

PATHUM THANI -- Department of Special Investigation officials on Sunday morning searched a building in Khlong Luang district believed to be a hideout of Wat Phra Dhammakaya's former abbot Phra Dhammajayo, but found no traces of the elusive monk, according to media reports.

Pol Maj Woranan Srilam, the DSI's deputy spokesman, said the officials searched a place called "Aram Parisutho" which is located in building No. 12/19 in tambon Khlong Sam.

The building is located on the road along Klong Sam canal, about two kilometres from Gates 1 and 4 of Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple.

The search was carried out with a warrant approved by the Thanyaburi Court as the place belongs to a private individual and is located outside the "controlled area" under Section 44 of the interim charter.

Pol Col Paisit Wongmuang, director-general the DSI, had earlier said DSI and police teams would be set up to continue with the search for Phra Dhammajayo, who might have gone into hiding at one of the branches of Wat Phra Dhamma which are located outside the restricted area.

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