State-Owned CCTVs Fail To Film Grenade Thrower

(20 January) CCTVs operated by Bangkok authority have reportedly failed to capture the identity of the man who threw a grenade at anti-government protesters near Victory Monument yesterday.

The brazen attack, perpetrated in daylight and in the heart of the capital city, wounded at least 28 people. 9 of the them were described to be in critical condition. 
 
The perpetrator was filmed  on CCTV owned by a shop in the vicinity as he hurled the grenade toward the supporters of the People′s Committee for Absolute Democracy With the King As Head of State (PCAD) who were rallying at Victory Monument, before fleeing the scene.
 
However, other 16 CCTVs installed in high position around the area by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) did not film the perpetrator, because they have been covered by anti-government protesters prior to the attack, said Mr. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, the Governor of Bangkok.
 
According to Mr. Sukhumbhand, the authorities have resorted to asking for CCTV footage installed by private shops in the area. The evidences have been copied on DVDs for further investigation, he added.
 
The Governor also said that BMA officials have already asked the anti-government protesters to remove the veils they had placed on CCTVs in the area.  
 
 

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