Police to seek red warrant for Ms Yingluck’s arrest

The Royal Thai Police has sought a red warrant from the foreign affairs division for the arrest of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra by Interpol.

Pol Gen Srivara Rangsibrammanakul, the deputy national police chief, said Tuesday that the RTP had received a credible information confirming that Ms Yingluck is now in England which has signed an extradition treaty with Thailand.

He added that it was the responsibility of the public prosecution to bring Ms Yingluck home to serve the 5-year jail term.

Meanwhile, Pol Maj-Gen Panurat Lakboon, deputy commissioner of metropolitan police, said inquiry police were still in the process of interrogating Pol Col Chairith Anurit, deputy commander of 5th division of metropolitan police, and two other police officers who allegedly helped the former prime minister in the escape out of Thailand reportedly to Cambodia, then to Dubai and England.

He added that his men were still waiting for the result of the DNA tests of items found in two cars – a Mercedes Benz and a pickup truck – which were used in the escape.

If the DNA samples matched, police will consider criminal and disciplinary actions against the three officers, said the deputy commissioner.