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‘Picture perfect’ CCTV footage led to arrest of hospital bomb accused

By The Nation




“Picture perfect” CCTV footage played a major part in the arrest of a retired electrical engineer who is accused of planting a bomb at Phramongkutklao Hospital and other spots in Bangkok.


Wattana Pummares, 61, a former engineer at Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), was arrested last week as the primary suspect behind the bomb at the hospital.


Security camera footage of the suspect captured on surveillance cameras in several spots on May 22, was key evidence in his eventual arrest. 


The photos showed Wattana’s journey from when he left EGAT to travel to the hospital and then leave the hospital. 



Police arranged all the photos into the five-minute video and showed it to reporters before a press conference which was held after the military handed Wattana over to police. 


Security cameras are often found to be out of order after an incident. However, the cameras provided crucial evidence in this case. 


At the end of the video, police credited and thanked the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Royal Thai Police, and EGAT for the photos from their cameras. 


The Criminal Court last week approved a warrant for Wattana’s arrest for possessing explosive devices and his involvement in four explosions in the city.


Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30318615

-- © Copyright The Nation 2017-6-20
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Good they show (part of) the evidence which takes away the doubts many people (including me) had about this case.


Does make you wonder why the police feel the need to show this to the public (its like they know nobody trusts them) and why they don't do it in many more cases (i wont give my theory on that one).

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2 hours ago, Elfin said:

 If the CCTV cameras on Koh Tao can now be made to be "picture perfect" as well, they may help with future evidence gathering...........

They can be made to show anything that you are prepared to pay for if you get to them before charges are laid.

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It would be perfect if there was a frame showing him in proximity to the location the device was placed.


The one location in which he is not shown present is the one in which the device was placed.


All that sequence shows is a man traveling to a hospital and entering it.


A man who traveled by bicycle and was thus very easy to follow.


A perfect candidate for a photo "fit up", except for him not being shown present in that room.


Oh, I forgot.......the "confession",.......of course.



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On 6/21/2017 at 7:20 AM, Colabamumbai said:

Why did it take three weeks to arrest the man?


 Because , he was given 3 weeks , to sort out the envelope .  Not happen . 

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