Army captain denies abduction charge 

An Army captain wanted by Si Sa Ket provincial police for abduction charge yesterday (Aug 11) denied any knowledge of the disappearance of a Tambon Administration Organisation (TAO) female official.

The officer, Capt Supachai Paso, commander of the Second Rifle Platoon of the Second  Infantry Battalion at Sanpasitprasong barracks in Ubon Ratchathani, denied the abduction of Ms Jutaporn Oun-orn, 37, an education official at Cham Tambon Administration Organisation in Si Sa Ket when he reported to police summons yesterday.

The police charged him of illegal detention and abduction of the woman after investigation showed she transferred money to his accounts several times before she disappeared on July 3 this year after driving her daughter to kindergarten school.

The army captain said he would defend the charge in the court.

He was later freed upon detention agreement between the Ministry of Defence and the Royal Thai Police  on military suspect in criminal offences.

Si Sa Ket police continued to search for the missing TAO official at the area bordering Cambodia in Namyuen district of Ubon Ratchathani after her last mobile phone signal was detected here on July 17.

Her close colleague told police that she chatted with Jutaporn on Line application but was suspicious because she could not answer questions about details of her responsible jobs.

The person on the Line might not be Jutaporn but used her account and impersonate as her, she said.