Victims’ family members oppose release on bail

Somyos Panprasong, 55, owner of Mountain B bar, is accompanied from Phu Ta Luang police headquarters in Sattahip district, Chon Buri, en path to Pattaya Provincial Court on Wednesday. (Picture: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

CHON BURI: The owner of Mountain B bar was required to Pattaya Provincial Court on Wednesday, dealing with arraignment on 2 counts in connection with the inferno at the bar that has actually declared 19 lives and left lots of other clients grievously burned.

Somyos Panprasong, 55, was accompanied to the court around 10.15 am by a group of 5 Phu Ta Luang cops, led by deputy examination chief Pol Capt Boonsong Yuenyong.

He kept a straight face as he was required to a police car and did not provide a press interview.

At the court, cops used to apprehend him for a more 12 days while they continue their examination.

Family members of victims were likewise at the court, in Bang Lamung district, to oppose bail.

Defence counsel Anucha Wongsrirat validated he would get his customer’s release on bail, using 500,000 baht as a surety. He stated Mr Somyos had no intent of running away and had actually surrendered himself to cops on Tuesday.

Ronnarong Kaewphet, legal representative for family members of the victims, stated he existed to oppose bail. He stated witnesses feared for their security if the suspect was launched on bail. They were likewise scared his impact might disrupt proof.

Mr Somyos reported to Phu Ta Luang cops in Sattahip district, Chon Buri, on Tuesday early morning after a court warrant was provided for arrest in connection with the dreadful Aug 5 fire.

He was charged with recklessness, triggering deaths and injuries, and opening and running a home entertainment place without consent. He at first rejected the charges.

The warrant was provided after cops validated that Mr Somyos remains in truth the owner of and financier in the bar, which was run by his kid Pongsiri Panprasong, 27.

To date, the death toll from the fire is 19 individuals, with a lot more clients suffering crucial burns.

Legal Representative Ronnarong Kaewphet, using a blue coat, and family members of the bar fire victims collect at Pattaya Provincial Court to oppose bail. (Picture: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

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