Former deputy attorney-general to be investigated over critical wrongdoings in Red Bull hit-and-run case

An investigation is to happen into alleged critical transgressions by a former deputy attorney-general involved in the 2012 hit-and-run case towards Vorayuth Yoovidhya. Nate Naksuk is to be investigated over his determination to drop the charges in opposition to the Red Bull heir, who is accused of killing a Bangkok policeman in the hit-and-run incident.
The Bangkok Post stories that the investigation was ordered following yesterday’s meeting of the Public Prosecutor Commission, which was chaired by former attorney-general Pachara Yuttidhammadamrong. An earlier inquiry, chaired by Kayasit Pitsawongprakan from the PPC, had dominated that Nate had not dedicated any offence. That ruling however, was not endorsed at a current PPC meeting on September 10.
At yesterday’s meeting, 9 out of thirteen members found Nate had acted inappropriately and exercised poor judgement in deciding to drop the costs in opposition to Vorayuth. However, Controversial reports that attorney-general Wongsakul Kittipromwong and his deputy Chaiya Premprasert abstained from ruling that Nate had used poor judgement.
As a result of yesterday’s assembly, a group is being put together to research the previous deputy attorney-general. The investigation shall be chaired by Thanapit Mulpruek, formerly chief of the Department of Special Litigation. He is predicted to appoint 2 different members. The panel may have up to 60 days to conclude the investigation, however Pachara adds that it can be prolonged three times.
If Nate is found responsible of serious disciplinary breaches, he could face dismissal. However, the former deputy attorney-general will have the proper to appeal the decision in opposition to him by petitioning the Administrative Court..

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