The personal chauffeur of the late red-shirt military strategist Maj-General Khattiya Sawasdipol is being held at an undisclosed army camp for interrogation over his alleged involvement in anti-government protests from March to May, Department of Special Investigation (DSI) chief Tharit Pengdit said yesterday.
Jakchalat “Pol” Khongsuwan, 37, could be detained for up to 30 days without the presence of lawyers or relatives before formal charges had to laid against him, Tharit said. DSI officers had joined in the questioning and care of Jakchalat at the camp, he said.
A source at the DSI said the authorities had followed Jakchalat’s movements continuously after the anti-government rally ended until he was arrested in Maha Sarakham. He is expected to provide useful and in-depth information.