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Thai Police Deny ‘Tangmo’ Evidence Fabricated

Nida “Tangmo” Patcharaveerapong Boat Drowning Bangkok Chao Phraya River Thailand

Top police officials denied they had fabricated evidence in the case of late actress Nida “Tangmo” Patcharaveerapong amid continuing allegations of corruption inside the Royal Thai Police.

National police chief Pol. Gen. Suwat Jangyodsuk said Friday said the accusation by crime activist Atchariya Ruangratanapong had no merit.

Suwat said he ordered officials concerned to verify remarks from Atchariya, including those concerning the cuts on the body of the actress that Atchariya doubted resulted from her speedboat’s propeller.

The police formed a committee of interrogators to handle Nida’s case and their work complied with the justice system, Suwat said.

He also said that police already conducted additional interrogation on 20 points and sent the answers to the public prosecutors who had earlier requested it and he hoped that court trial and rulings would answer people’s doubts in the case.

Nida fell overboard from the speedboat of one of her companions in the Chao Phraya River in Nonthaburi province at late night of Feb 24 after she and the five other people had traveled in the river to dinner.