Sek Loso released on bail

Controversial rock star Seksan Sukphimai or Sek Loso was today (Jan 1) granted temporary release by the Min Buri Provincial Court on a 150,000-baht bail but was prohibited from traveling outside the country.

But immediately after he was released on bail in Bangkok, he was booked for questioning by Nakhon Si Thammarat police on charges of shooting in the air during at a temple ground in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Sek Loso was arrested by metropolitan police from his house in Bang Khen district in Bangkok on Sunday (Dec 31) after he repeatedly defied police requests for him to voluntarily turn himself in to face the charges filed by Nakhon Si Thammarat police for shooting in the air on Dec 29.

Police laid siege to his house after the rocker refused to open the door of his house and refused to surrender to acknowledge the charges. He reportedly locked himself on the second floor room of his house.

Sek Loso was seen in a Facebook live video broadcast taken from inside his room holding a pistol and telling a police officer who he called “brother” not to break in as he has gun.

The officer he called brother was Pol Maj-Gen Sompong Chingduang, deputy commissioner of Metropolitan Police Bureau.

After unsuccessfully pleading for him to surrender, the commissioner of the Royal Thai Police Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda later had to come by himself to supervise the arrest carried out by Arintharat Task Force.

Sek later agreed to surrender.

He was later handcuffed and escorted to Kan Nayao police station where police imposed additional charges for possessing a gun and resisting police arrest.

Today he was escorted to Min Buri Provincial Court to seek permission for his detention.

However, the court granted him release on a 150,000-baht bail bonds with condition that he is not allowed to travel out of the country.

Speaking after being released, Sek apologized for his acts and for causing trouble.