Phuket company owner claims DSI being unfair in land probe

ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Phuket-company-owner-claims-DSI-being-unfair-in-la-30281778.html

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The owner of Six Mountains Co Ltd yesterday called on the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to look into his adversary’ land ownership documents in Koh Nakha Moo 5 in Phuket’s Thalang district.

Chanwit Kijlertsiriwattana claimed his company was being singled out by the DSI in its investigation over the Hiranpruk family’s allegations that his firm had used illegitimate land-rights documents to occupy three plots in the area. He also presented related papers to explain himself.

Chanwit said he had paid Bt42 million for the 24-rai plots and hence became one of the three or four landlords in the area. Therefore, he said, the Hiranpruk family’s claim of being the area’s sole concessionaire was untrue. He denied he had encroached on forestland, claiming the area wasn’t forested and had been occupied since 1962.

However the DSI’s environment case office chief, Prawut Wongsinil, said investigation initially found that the land-rights document in question might have been illegitimately issued using the Sor Khor 1 land documents meant for other plots. He said the DSI found that the plots’ territories were suspiciously expanded from what was stated in the Sor Khor 1 and the Nor Sor 3 Kor forms before the plots were resold to Six Mountains. He said the DSI was considering taking up this case officially.

Meanwhile, a combined team of police and administrative officials used backhoes to demolish a hotel in Phang Nga’s Ta Kua Pa district yesterday, as it was deemed to have been constructed on public land without permission.

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However, the building’s owner Sitthichai Boonyasit filed a complaint with the Tambon Khuekkhak head, saying this had been done using “double standards” because shops and buildings nearby, which were also located on public land for two years, had not been torn down.

The demolition – for which Sitthichai would be charged later—would be completed in seven days, Tambon Khuekkhak deputy clerk Sukkasem Sombat said.

Sitthichai was told to tear the structure down by February 15, and his appeal to the Administrative Court was dismissed, while the Supreme Court ruled the area a public land, he said.

 

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