NATIONAL Police Chief Pol. Gen. Damrongsak Kittipraphat said there are grounds to allegations that the wife of Chinese grey business suspect Mr. Chaiyanat “Tu Hao” Kornchaiyanan and other suspects have, upon being bailed out, intimidated witnesses and tampered with evidence, Naewna newspaper said.
Former MP Chuwit Kamolvisit had alleged that that suspects in the case, including Tu Hao’s wife Pol. Col. Wantanaree Kornchayanan, were underhandedly trying to swing the case in their favour after gaining temporary freedom.
The Police Chief added that police investigators had already asked the court to withdraw bail granted to this group of suspects but this was turned down.
However the suspects are being closely watched and if found to be intimidating witnesses or meddling with evidence again another bail-revocation petition will be filed.
Regarding progress in this case after the prosecutors received the police report, Pol. Col. Damrongsak said one witness, a Chinese man, had been questioned in advance and more witnesses will now be continuously quizzed.
A pixelated image of Mr. Chaiyanat “Tu Hao” Kornchaiyanan’s wife Pol. Col. Wantanaree Kornchayanan and her being taken for judicial custody on Dec. 26, 2022. Photos: Thai Rath