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Panel set up to examine dropping charges against Red Bull heir

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL today (July 26) released a document saying that he has set up a seven-member working group to examine the order to withdraw charges against Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya in a hit-and-run incident that led to a policeman’s death in Bangkok on September 3, 2012, Sanook.com reported late afternoon.

The document was signed by Mr. Prayut Petchkhun, the special prosecutor at the Department of Criminal Litigation 3 and deputy spokesperson for the Office of the Attorney-General.

In clarifying his whereabouts over the past couple of days, the Attorney-General said although the news of the dropping of the charges spread on July 24, he was at that time operating from the Office of the Attorney-General  Region 4 in Khon Kaen and attended a seminar with this region’s prosecutors during July 23-26.

Upon hearing the news he checked and found out that the order was issued by the Special Prosecutor at the Department of Southern Bangkok Criminal Litigation 1 with the National Police Commissioner agreeing to it.

He has now issued a special electronic order appointing this working group which will be headed by Mr. Somsak Tiyawanitch, the deputy attorney-general, and it has been instructed to gather all the facts and quickly examine the issue.


Top: Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya faces more problems. Thai headline says, “Not staying calm.” Photo: Sanook.com

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