Bangkok Criminal Court orders detention without bail against “Daruma” Japanese restaurant owner while fraud case being investigated

Bangkok –

“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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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.