Lawyer Ananchai Chaidet stands firm in his support for the eight subordinates of Pol Gen Surachate Hakparn, who were arrested for their supposed involvement in gambling websites. Pol Gen Surachate sought Chaidet’s counsel on whether to pursue the legal battle, to which the lawyer advised him to be careful with his words and their potential impact on the court proceedings. #legaldefense #policecorruption #cautionaryadvice #courtproceedings #lawyerlife
Eight Subordinates of Pol Gen Surachate Hakparn Stand Accused of Involvement in Gambling Websites
Ananchai Chaidet, the lawyer representing eight subordinates of Pol Gen Surachate Hakparn arrested for alleged involvement in gambling websites, reaffirms his commitment to their defense. Pol Gen Surachate, also known as “Big Joke,” recently consulted Chaidet on whether his team should continue with the legal battle.
Advice Sought on Continuing the Fight
Pol Gen Surachate contacted Ananchai Chaidet via phone, seeking advice on whether the eight officers should back down from their planned legal battle. Chaidet replied that they couldn’t simply walk away, as the officers were being persecuted and had been charged.
Big Joke claimed to have received a request from a senior police officer to give up the legal fight, although he did not reveal who had made the request.
Lawyer’s Commitment to Defense
Ananchai Chaidet asserted that he would continue his job and the all-out offensive he had declared. He advised Pol Gen Surachate to be cautious with his statements, as they could affect the court hearings’ plans.
The “Big Surprise” for October 5
When reporters questioned Chaidet about the “big surprise” scheduled for October 5, he said nothing had changed but did not provide further details. Chaidet claimed to have all necessary documents prepared and believed the surprise would significantly impact the Royal Thai Police Office.
Although reporters inquired whether the surprise concerned the appointment of a new police chief, Chaidet only responded with “wait and see.” He also stated that if Pol Gen Surachate were to drop him as his lawyer, he wouldn’t disclose the “big surprise” to the public.
On September 25, commando police searched a house occupied by Pol Gen Surachate and four other houses in Soi Vibhavadi 60 in Bangkok without discovering anything illegal. That same day, 30 premises in six provinces were searched, leading to the arrest of 23 suspects, including the eight police officers working under Pol Gen Surachate, for alleged involvement in the operations of an online gambling network.
These searches took place before a September 27 meeting of the Police Commission, chaired by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, to select the new commander of the Royal Thai Police Office. The commission chose Pol Gen Torsak Sukvimol, who ranked fourth in seniority among the four eligible deputy police chiefs.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the legal battle concerning Pol Gen Surachate Hakparn’s eight subordinates?
The legal battle concerns the arrest of eight subordinates of Pol Gen Surachate Hakparn, also known as “Big Joke,” for their alleged involvement in gambling websites. They are planning to fight these accusations in court with the help of their lawyer, Ananchai Chaidet.
2. What advice did Ananchai Chaidet provide to Pol Gen Surachate regarding the legal battle?
Ananchai Chaidet advised Pol Gen Surachate that they couldn’t simply walk away from the legal battle because the officers were being persecuted and had been charged. He also urged Pol Gen Surachate to be cautious with his statements, as they could affect the court hearings’ plans.
3. What is the “big surprise” scheduled for October 5, and how does it relate to the case?
Ananchai Chaidet did not provide specific details about the “big surprise” scheduled for October 5, only stating that nothing had changed and he believed it would significantly impact the Royal Thai Police Office. While reporters inquired whether it concerned the appointment of a new police chief, Chaidet only responded with “wait and see.” He also mentioned that if Pol Gen Surachate dropped him as his lawyer, he wouldn’t disclose the “big surprise” to the public.