Santika Club owner sentenced to 3 years in jail

 Santika Club owner sentenced to 3 years in jail

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BANGKOK, Sept 20 – Thailand’s Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced the owner of the former Santika Club to three years in jail for recklessness causing multiple deaths and injuries following the New Year’s celebration fire which killed 66 party-goers two years ago.

The court read the verdict as prosecutors earlier indicted Santika Club executive Wisuth Setsawat, aka “Sia Khao” and other six people.

Others charged include the Focus Light System company, which provided special effects for the New Year countdown, Thawatchai Srithumma, the club’s operations manager, Pongthep Chinda, entertainment manager, Putthipong Wilakkree, marketing manager, and Sarawut Ariya, lead singer of the club’s band, “Burn”, who lit fireworks during his performance and Boonchoo Laosinat, owner of the Focus Light System.

Read more: MCOT


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