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Indian businessman to sue govt on deportation order
BANGKOK, Feb 5 – Businessman Satish Sehgal, an active anti-government protester, is suing the Centre for Managing Peace and Order (CMPO) which announced his deportation for violating the Emergency Decree.
CMPO declared yesterday that it would instruct the Immigration Bureau to deport Mr Satish.
Mr Satish, an Indian businessman who has lived in Thailand for over 50 years, stood firm that he did not violate the Emergency Decree, as claimed by CMPO.
He joined the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) in its protests against the government but stopped the political activity since the invocation of the Emergency Decree.
He said he was consulting his lawyer to file a lawsuit against CMPO.
PDRC spokesman Akenat Promphan said the contemplated deportation of Mr Satish could jeopardise foreign investment in Thailand.
Meanwhile, PDRC leaders said it would take two more days for the blockaded Rama VIII Road to reopen as protesters have to collect their belongings.
The PDRC earlier agreed to open the bridge to traffic today.
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