“Daruma” Japanese restaurant owner, Metha Charingsuk, was ordered detained without bail by the Thai Criminal Court this afternoon, June 23rd.
Investigators from the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD) filed a detention request to the Bangkok Criminal Court for initially 12 days, from June 23rd to July 4th, as the case investigation and the interrogation of a number of witnesses and alleged victims are still ongoing.
Metha was arrested at Suvannabhumi International Airport on Wednesday immediately after returning from Dubai. He was taken to the CPPD for interrogation and detained for 24 hours. Initially, he reportedly denied all charges.
As of this afternoon, the Criminal Court had approved the detention request and denied a temporary bail request filed by Metha’s family members, reasoning that the alleged offender’s actions were planned while knowing the company was not able to do as advertised, causing huge damage and a loss of trust from branch owners, employees, and consumers.
His action was a serious threat to society. The temporary release of the accused may lead to escape, the Court said, therefore, denied the bail request. Metha was taken to Bangkok prison in the following step.
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