PDRC sues DSI chief over frozen accounts

national January 31, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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The People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) yesterday filed a criminal complaint against Department of Special Investigation (DSI) chief Tarit Pengdith for freezing the bank accounts of 18 PDRC leaders.

The Criminal Court has accepted the case and scheduled a preliminary hearing for April 21. Suwat Apaipak, a lawyer for the PDRC, said other people attending the DSI meeting at which the decision was made will also be hit with complaints.

Meanwhile, Tarit said yesterdaythe Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) would, through authority granted by the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order, continue inspecting funds transferred between these firms and the PDRC. He said some 40 businesses are providing PDRC with financial support. 

He added that AMLO had no authority to freeze or seize assets spent on political activities. He also said the money trail would be difficult to track if the transactions were only in cash. 


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