Police team given task of arresting Suthep

national January 17, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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National Police Chief Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew has appointed a team to 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 videoconferencing. 
Surapong also asked Adul for a progress report as well as information about Suthep’s whereabouts last night and the latest on the protest situation. 
Adul told the meeting that he had assigned a police team to arrest Suthep. 
The highest number of protesters on Wednesday was 23,000, with only 7,000 left yesterday as many from the South have returned home, police claim. Adul said 40 guards were protecting Suthep and he would report about the protest leader’s arrest at a closed-door meeting without media presence. 

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