The Mystery of Chairit Charged with Assisting Wanted PM Fugitives

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For more than a year now, a police colonel was kicked out from work and cited by police of assisting former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to escape Thailand shortly before facing a court ruling in the rice-pledging scandal in 2017 has been secretly reinstated for more than a year now.

Pol Col Chairit Anurit, is the previous deputy commissioner of Division 5 of the Metropoli’tan Police Bureau (MPB) that should have been reinstated after the public prosecutor agreed not to prosecute him despite a recommendation by Pathumwan police to charge him and three other suspects on charges of dere-liction of duty.

In view of this, last 2017, Pol Col Chairit was fired after receiving charges and a disciplinary investigation in relation to his suspected collusion in assisting Yingluck escape between the night of August 23 and the night of August 24, 2017. Through the Forensic results, including a lock of hair, was found by a police team headed by then deputy national police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul to show that Yingluck was in a police Toyota Camry used in her aided escape.

A disciplinary prod against Pol Col Chairit and his firing was triggered by the results of this preliminary inquiry, while Pathumwan police carried out a formal investigation against him and the other three suspects. Another thing, The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases later released an arrest warrant for Pol Col Chairit on Nov 24, 2017.

However, information has only recently showed through investigation study by PPTV, Pol Col Chairit became Deputy Commissioner of Division 1 of the Tourist Police around a year ago. Consequently, The police official must have been the deputy chief of the Tourist Police’s division some time before he appeared at a forest regrowing event in Samut Prakan on Dec 19 last year.

PPTV cited a source as saying the prosecutor chose not to prosecute Pol Col Chairit because Yingluck did not match the DNA samples contained in the police car used to help Yingluck escape. Where this leaves suggestions that he aided her escape is uncertain.

Even so the prosecutor has stated that the Royal Thai Police of its decision in the case, which leaves it to the national police to object to the decision as a matter of procedure or not.

Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Rachit Arungrangsi, chief of the Army Welfare Department faced the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium under the Department on March 27 over the spread of Covid-19.

In fact, He was reinstitute even though the army did not reveal the findings of a probe carried out in the spreading incident of Covid-19 and his role in apparently defrauding orders to close the venue. However, Maj Gen Rachit missed the chance to get promoted on two occasions which made it more interesting.

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