Cash con-tractor: Bangkok engineer arrested for alleged extortion

Top secret (CIB) officers arrested a senior engineer at Lat Krabang District Office in Bangkok on a corruption accusation. The official was reportedly accused of extorting 50,000 baht from a building contractor.
The Office of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) received a complaint about corruption from a building contractor. According to the complainant, the senior engineer in query, fifty nine 12 months outdated Wiroj, pressured the contractor to pay him by making plenty of edits to the construction plans. It is alleged he requested the contractor to pay 50,000 baht in change for a building permit.
The PACC carried out an extra investigation into the matter and found that the grievance was genuine and handed the case over to the CIB to execute the arrest.
The CIB engaged with the development contractor, urging him to arrange the cash, and then organize a meeting with Wiroj at the district workplace, set for September 5

On the assembly day, the CIB monitored the district office and witnessed Pairoj taking a paper bag with cash from the contractor. The CIB officers swiftly revealed themselves, informing Wiroj of the accusations in opposition to him. Wiroj denied the allegation.
Wiroj is now in police custody and initially faces two accusations:
Meanwhile, a number of governmental departments have been focused by the PACC after the bridge on the Luang Paeng Road collapsed and killed two victims engaged on the construction project.
The PACC initiated investigations into relevant authorities to ascertain whether their actions or negligence performed a task in the incident. While a recent report from July hinted at ongoing investigations, a ultimate report on the matter has yet to floor.
Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt revealed during a press conference yesterday that he was aware of the corruption a week before an arrest was made. The fifty seven year previous metropolis chief emphasised that he took corruption critically and would never let corrupt officers escape punishment.
“You can accuse me of inefficiency, but never accuse me of corruption. Transparency should be a fundamental principle guiding all authorities officers.”

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