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Police of the Crime Suppression and Technology Crime Suppression divisions have been ordered to launch a nationwide clampdown on mediums, especially those who claim they have connections with members of the royalty.
Central Investigation Bureau commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Thitirat Nongharnpitak who oversees the CSD and the TCSD police said that most mediums are engaged in activities to fool the gullible into giving them money.
He said the police had been instructed to first approach the mediums and to tell them to stop the practice, but if it was discovered that they had cheated the victims, then legal actions would be taken against them.
In the meantime, he said that people, too, should be told not to believe the mediums as the practice of mediumship is un-Buddhist.
The CIB commissioner disclosed that, in the past few weeks, police had nabbed at least three mediums who claimed to have supernatural powers. One of them was removed of his strange hairstyle from which he claimed to derive his supernatural powers, he said, adding that not one medium has faced criminal litigation.