The Dhammakaya sect’s confidence group has erected concertina “razor wire”, combined confidence cameras and warned that supporters are apropos desirous as a quarrel with a DSI deepens. (Pattanapong Hirunard)
The Pathum Thani range arch priest has concluded to liaise between a Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and Phra Dhammajayo, who is wanted by a DSI in a income laundering case, over a DSI’s ask for a latter to surrender.
DSI arch Paisit Wongmuang suggested Tuesday after a assembly with arch priest Phra Theprattanasuthi on Monday dusk that Phra Theprattanasuthi accepted a conditions and concluded to help.
Phra Dhammajayo is a priest of Wat Dhammakaya, in Pathum Thani’s Khlong Luang district. Phra Theprattanasuthi is a abbot’s trainer in a hierarchical Sangha administration complement in Thailand.
Phra Theprattanasuthi also betrothed to inspire a embattled priest to reside by a terms of a law as shortly as possible, according to Pol Col Paisit.
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The priest is wanted on an detain aver authorized by a Criminal Court on charges of laundering income and receiving stolen skill value 1.2 billion baht in tie with a 12-billion-baht Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative (KCUC) piracy case.
The DSI hopes to hang adult a box as shortly as probable and accuse a consider within dual to 3 weeks from now, he said.
Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya reliable Phra Theprattanasuthi is operative good with law coercion officials.
As for those supporters of Phra Dhammajayo who are accusing a DSI of treating a priest unfairly, Gen Paiboon pronounced they should try to heed between their faith in a priest and a DSI’s avocation to make a law in a money-laundering case.
Those supporters should also consider about a thousands of people who had mislaid their assets to a KCUC piracy and who have been fighting for probity for over a decade, pronounced a minister.
“And if a priest thinks he has not been concerned in a scandal, he should come brazen and quarrel for justice,” pronounced Gen Paiboon.
However, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha pronounced authorities have attempted to detain Phra Dhammajayo though with confrontations between authorities and priest fans appearing approaching skeleton to detain him have been suspended for a time being to palliate tensions.
Phra Mahanopphon Punyachayo, an partner executive of Wat Dhammakaya’s communication office, pronounced a church had sent a minute to a primary apportion petitioning him to examine purported violations committed by a DSI of a abbot’s rights.
According to Phra Mahanopphon, a DSI unsuccessful to send a medical central to check Phra Dhammajayo’s earthy condition during Wat Dhammakaya.
The priest says he is too ill to revisit a DSI to answer his charges as claimed and has invited a DSI or Medical Council to send experts to determine his condition.
Instead, a DSI simply performed an detain aver for a abbot, he said. This clearly disregarded a patient’s rights, Phra Mahanopphon said.
The priest reliable a church had erected spiny handle on tip of certain tools of a blockade to keep intruders out and commissioned some-more confidence cameras to deter violence.
The church claims a confidence measures are required as it fears a change of a “third element”. The church has also parked a backhoe during one opening while it particularly searches all vehicles entering a premises.
Metal barriers have been put adult to retard a fifth and sixth gates of a temple, a source said.
The 15-metre-high confidence installation of a church is now versed with a long-range confidence camera system, pronounced a source.
National military arch Chakthip Chaijinda, meanwhile, pronounced a DSI and a Royal Thai Police are operative closely on a Phra Dhammajayo case.