BANGKOK, 19 December 2013 (NNT) – The Department of Special Investigation has launched their operation to freeze bank accounts of 18 anti-government leaders by notifying banks across the country.
DSI chief Tari Pengdit said documents notifying banks of a freeze order have been forwarded. Thirty banks, which include Krungthai Bank, Kasikorn Bank and Bangkok Bank have been so far contacted.
The DSI head, however, admitted that the account freeze would unlikely end the street protests in Bangkok. but expressed his belief that it would make the public aware that unconstitutional acts do have consequences.
A total of 18 People’s Democratic Reform Committee leaders including Suthep Thaugsuban and Thaworn Sennium have been named in the case investigated by the DSI. They have also all been summoned to acknowledge sedition charge indictment approved by the court on December 26 and 27.
The DSI has also made known that up to 30 more protest leaders will likely be charged with instigating violence and unrest during their occupation of key government offices.