Mr Veerachai Inprasert said he didn’t know how the letterhead of his business entity, H.T.Y. Auto Parts Limited Partnership appeared on the receipt but suspected that it could be copied.
He claimed that he didn’t know the owner of NP Garage, Mrs Kanchana Markmuen, whose garage, according to the receipt, paid 50,000 baht for spare parts from H.T.Y Auto Parts Limited Partnership.
He also claimed that his firm only imported bicycle and motorcycle parts and never auto parts.
Mr Veerachai brought with him a copy of his firm’s receipt to compare with the one kept by the DSI which he said was a fake.
The DSI has earlier ruled that the vintage Mercedes was illegally imported and registered but it is yet to indict anyone of wrongdoings.
The vintage car has been kept at a garage at Wat Paknam Phasicharoen, the residence of Somdet Chuang or Somdet Phra Maharatchamangalacharn.