The two rival parties who claimed ownership to five First Prize lottery tickets for November 1 draw were subjected to DNA tests at the Central Forensic Science Institute of the Justice Ministry on Wednesday (Dec 27).
The two men, retired police officer Pol Lt Charoon Wimon and schoolteacher Preecha Kraikruan, underwent DNA tests in separate rooms at the request of 7th Region Provincial Police Bureau to determine who was the real owner of the lottery tickets.
Charoon told the media that he had confidence in the impartiality of the Central Institute of Forensic Science, adding that he agreed to the DNA test because he didn’t trust the police at the 7th Region Provincial Police Bureau.
Charoon’s lawyer, Mr Sittra Biabungkerd, said that he had all the necessary evidence to prove the retired police officer’s real ownership to the five lottery tickets and he had no objection to the DNA test for his client.
Schoolteacher Preecha, meanwhile, was accompanied by two relatives when he showed up for the DNA test.
Director of the institute, Mr Som Promrot, said that besides Charoon and Preecha, three other individuals were also subjected to DNA tests. They were Charoon’s wife, Mrs Lawan, and two lottery vendors, Ms Patrida Promta and Mrs Rattanaporn Suthatip.
He expected result of the DNA tests within January 19, but the result of fingerprint test of the two vendors would be known on January 5.