Police preparing to prosecute BKK bombing suspects


BANGKOK, 9 October 2015 – A meeting will be held on Monday by the Royal Thai Police to prepare for the prosecution of two suspects behind the August bombings in Bangkok. 

Speaking of the probe into the explosions at Ratchaprasong intersection and Sathorn Pier, National Police Chief Pol Gen Jakthip Chaijinda affirmed that investigators have managed to establish a link between responsible groups even though information related to their financial transactions has not been received from the Anti-Money Laundering Office. He said the authorities are constantly pursuing additional evidence in a bid to bring more clarity to the case.

On October 12th, the National Police Chief is set to meet with the investigative team at the Metropolitan Police Headquarters. He revealed that the officials will together examine and compile all findings to be used in the indictment against the two arrested suspects, namely Adem Karadag and Mieraili Yusufu.

Pol Gen Jakthip admitted several other suspects in the case still remain at large and there has not been sufficient information that could lead to their capture. As for the bomb mastermind, Abudusataer Abudureheman, alias Izan, he said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently in the process of asking Turkey for confirmation whether or not the suspect is hiding in the country as reported.