Supreme Court puts Santika Pub owner in jail

Santika Club nightclub in Bangkok after the fire

The Santika Club nightclub in Bangkok after the fire. Photo: Epak.

The court battle over responsibility for the Santika Pub inferno that killed 67 people and maimed many others seven years ago has ended with the Supreme Court jailing owner Wisuk Setsawat and ordering two others to pay the victims millions in damages.

The final verdict of the Supreme Court on the pub owner reversed the Appeals Court’s ruling on Oct 22, 2013, which acquitted Wisuk, widely known as Sia Khao, of all charges relating to the deaths and injuries in the horrifying fire at the pub at midnight on New Year’s Eve, 2008.

Read more: Bangkok Post


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