Police investigators to end monk murder probe in one month

Police investigators to end monk murder probe in one month
Panja Chareesaen, the alleged gunman involved in the murder of revered monk Phra Bundit Supanditto, is escorted from an aircraft after a flight from Kalasin province where he was arrested, to a press conference at the police headquarters in central Bangkok.

Police investigators will conclude their probe of the March 1 murder of revered Udon Thani monk Phra Bundit Supanditto for submission to public prosecutors in one month, Pol Colonel Akkaradet Pimonsri, acting Crime Suppression Division chief, said yesterday.

Following the investigators' meeting yesterday, Akkaradet told reporters that police had interviewed 55 witnesses and compiled 1,449 pages of evidence.

Hence, they should conclude the case in one month against the four suspects: Pol Sr Sgt-Major Charnchai Soisangwan, Ek Udon Hospital chairman Banjerd Chatphaithoon, janitor and gunman Panja Chareesaen and accomplice Bunnag Hongsakham.

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