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An army soldier has been found guilty of a murder in the Kota Kota commune outside Bangkok that left six dead.
In a controversial killing, the soldier, identified as Maj Gen Apachak, a 28-year-old officer in the Special Forces, tried to stop the suicide bombings of three police cars as they were being deployed in the commune by beating them up.
He was arrested on Sunday and questioned, as well as his superior officer, Major Chai Phatawat, over the incident.
The soldier, who arrived in Bangkok two weeks ago on a military airbase to give a personal testimonial in front of the Kota Kota commune’s leader바카라, told a reporter that he killed four of his fellow soldiers and one local policeman by shooting them with rubber bullets as they stood outside the village’s mosque. The soldiers were injured in the melee.
After being arrested for his actions, he said he would appeal against the conviction. “The army has lost its authority to use force,” he told reporters, adding that he was planning to protest in front of the army headquarters in Bangkok the d바카라사이트ay after the verdict.
Mr. Apachak told police he thought the soldier was a member of a special-forces branch of the Armed Forces Intelligence Service that he had helped form.
The investigation into the incident, which also resulted in더킹카지노 the murder of seven people, was conducted by the Military Police District (MPD), which oversees the military’s special forces unit, following complaints by residents.
Kota Kota is a small commune along the coast of the north, near the borders of Thailand’s two main countries of Laos and Myanmar. Kota Kota is in the northern part of the north-west of the Mekong Delta and near one of Thailand’s major ports, Siam.
Maj Gen Apachak and Major Chai were arrested by army, police, and Special Forces troops, who had been deployed to the commune by the MPD in October 2016. They had been on a military base outside Bangkok for about two months when they tried to arrest the soldier by beating up three men who had fled and barricaded themselves in one of the three barracks there, military sources have told The Hindu.
Mr. Apachak had refused to show identification as part of his plea bargain for a trial, but the MPD then transferred him to othe