Army chief: Assailants of pro-govt activist to face legal action


BANGKOK, Feb 14 – The Thai army will cooperate with police in their investigation following the arrest of four army personnel in connection with an attack on a pro-government activist,  Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha said.

Police have issued arrest warrants for four army soldiers from the 9th Infantry Division on charges related to the shooting of Kwanchai Praipana, a key leader of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship in Udon Thani province.

He said army judge advocates assigned to handle the case were coordinating with police for the four military personnel to give themselves up.

They will face legal punishment if they are implicated in the attack, he said.

Mr Kwanchai, critically injured in the attack, was hospitalised at Rama IX Hospital in Bangkok after he was transferred from Udon Thani.