National Police Chief Pol General Adul Saengsingkaew has appointed a team have People's Democratic Reform Committee secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban arrested.
Deputy Prime Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, who is head of the Centre for Administration of Peace and Order, called a meeting of top officials from concerned agencies at the Defence Ministry's Permanent Secretary Office with Adul joining the meeting via video conferencing.
Surapong also asked Adul for a progress report as well as information about Suthep’s whereabouts Wednesday night and the latest on the protest situation.
Adul told the meeting that he had already assigned a police team to arrest Suthep.
The highest number of protesters on Wednesday was at 23,000, with only 7,000 protesters left yesterday as many from the South have returned home. Adul said 40 guards were protecting Suthep and that he would report about the protest leader’s arrest at a closed-door meeting without media presence.