Police and extortion: A case of ‘break-in’ hearts in Thailand

In a hanging flip of events, an alleged sufferer reported that a police officer tried to extort one hundred,000 baht in trade for not pursuing a break-in case. The officer also provided to assist dissolve her case if she entered into an intimate relationship with him.
The sufferer revealed that the unsettling incident occurred in October final 12 months, within the province of Saraburi. Her automotive broke down in the midst of the night and a seemingly good Samaritan offered to assist push her car. The story took a distressing detour when the man pushed her car into a deserted area and trapped her in a room in his home. With some fast considering, the lady managed to flee and sought refuge at a neighbour’s place.
On submitting a grievance at the police station, she was detained on improper break-in allegations put forward by the identical man who had tried to molest her. Despite the man withdrawing his complaint, the police officer insisted on pursuing the case, claiming it was a felony matter that couldn’t be withdrawn. The officer, holding the rank of police captain, demanded 100,000 baht (US$2,917) promising he would not charge her or push the case to the basic public prosecutor. Unable to satisfy his demand, she managed to discount right down to 10,000 baht, reported Sanook.
Authority , after discovering the unjust therapy of the sufferer, took up her complaint. He said that the officer in query already had two previous information of looking for undue advantages. This repeated behaviour necessitated that the allegations be addressed righteously.
Deputy National Police Chief, Police Lieutenant General Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn said the offered evidence and victim’s testimony will be scrutinized totally to determine if the mentioned officer might be charged with dereliction of responsibility underneath Article 157..

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