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The national police chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda led a team of elite Arintharat police force in arresting rock star Seksan Sukpimai or Sek Loso from his house in Bang Khen district on Sunday evening after he defied police repeated police requests for him to voluntarily turn himself in.
A team of police from Kanna Yao police station, led by Pol Col Singh Singdet, was despatched to Sek’s house in Nanthawan housing estate on Sukhapibaan 5 road in Bang Khen to make the arrest after the Nakhon Si Thammarat issued a warrant for his arrest on charges of carrying a gun in public and firing the gun in public in Nakhon Si Thammarat on Friday night.
Police laid siege to his house after the rocker refused to open the door of his house and refused to surrender to acknowledge the charges. He reportedly locked himself on the second floor room of his house.
At about 4.20 pm, Pol Maj-Gen Sompong Chingduang, deputy commissioner of Metropolitan Police Bureau, arrived at the house and pleaded unsuccessfully for him to surrender.
He indicated if the rocker still refused to turn himself in voluntarily, he might order his men to break open the door with a hammer to make the arrest.
At about 5 pm, Pol Gen Chakthip, accompanied by the metropolitan police commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Charnthep Sesavet and Arintharat police force went to Sek’s house and finally managed to make the arrest.
Sek was later taken to the Metropolitan Police Bureau for interrogation.
During a concert held in Nakhon Si Thammarat province in front of the shrine of King Naresuan the Great, Sek drew out his pistol and reportedly fired about ten shots into the air.
The incident was widely shared in the social media with many comments condemning the singer for showing no respect for the law of the land.
In his Facebook page post, Sek however did not show any remorse for the incident nor offered a public apology. Instead, he reportedly challenged the police to arrest him.