Large plot of land in Khao Yai owned by former senior police officer seized

Confiscation of large piece of land illegally occupied for decades by influential people continued with the latest target being the land occupied by a former senior police officer at Khao Yai national park in Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima province.

Leading the team of forestry officials, police, soldiers and land reform officials was the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Gen Chatchai Sarikulya.

The minister put up a sign on the front gate of a residence located on the over 500 rai of lands in Pak Chong district in Nakhon Ratchasima.

The property was owned by Pol  Maj Gen Chalee Phekanant, former deputy commissioner in charge of the Royal Thai Police Headquarters, and also former commander of the Marine Police.

The sign declares that now this property No. 8069 has been seized by the government, and orders the owner to leave  the property within 30 days after the sign was put up.

Gen Chatchai said the Supreme Court has already ordered that the owner be evicted from the property but so far the court’s order was defied and ignored.

Therefore authorities have no choice but to invoke Section 44 of the Interim Constitution to take it back to the state under the policy of the government to reclaim all illegally occupied from influential people and reallocate to landless farmers to make living.

He described the former police officer an influential people who illegally occupied state land

He said the owner and his family have been informed that they have to leave the premises within 30 days of receiving notice.