The Samut Prakan public prosecutor yesterday decided not to indict former provincial councillor Samak Thiensuwan for the attempted murder of Pheu Thai MP Pracha Prasobdee.
The 84yearold Samak, who operates a transport business based in Pak Nam, surrendered himself on September 1 over accusations that he hired a gunman who injured Pracha in a shootout in the Phra Pradaeng area in May. Samak was later freed on bail.
Samak was present in Samut Prakan Court at 10am yesterday when the prosecutor announced that there was insufficient evidence to indict Samak, who would remain free pending the gathering of further evidence by police.
Samak later thanked police and the prosecutor for seeing that justice was served. He said he had been falsely accused, possibly by a politician who was jealous of his daughter’s successful political career as a Samut Prakan councillor.