Grenades were thrown at two houses near the residence of a charter court judge late last night, seriously injuring one man and damaging the house.
The houses were in a congested community on Ekamai Soi 30 and were damaged by the explosions. The first grenade was hurled over the roof of a house and plunged into a bedroom, injuring Boonchuay Pimsamrit, 42, who was sleeping. The second explosive was thrown into an adjacent house but no one was inside.
Police said Ekamai 30 is connected to Soi Pridi Panomyong where the residence of Constitutional Court judge Charan Pakdithanakul is located. Police would not say if the explosions were an attempt to intimidate Judge Charan.
The Constitutional Court was scheduled to give its ruling on the validity of the Feb 2 general election today following a petition by a university academic, seeking to nullify the nationwide poll. Each charter judge will verbally give his individual statement on the case, to be followed by a verdict tentatively later in the day.
Meanwhile hail of bullets were fired at Pheu Thai Party coordinating centre of red shirt leader Suporn Attawong in Nakhon Ratchasima. There were no casualties.