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Pol Col Dusadee, who is responsible for special-crime suppression, has reportedly asked Pol Lt Col Pakorn Sucheewakul, head of a DSI team investigating financial links between the Klongchan cooperative and Wat Phra Dhammakaya
, to extend the investigation. He has sought particular information dealing with the transfer of title deeds from Mr Supachai to other people, a DSI source said on Thursday.
Pol Lt Col Pakorn's team has also been asked to investigate links between the Mongkhol Setthi Credit Union Cooperative — which is located in the compound of Wat Phra Dhammakaya
— the temple itself and the Klongchan cooperative.
Initial information suggests there are clear financial links between them, the source said.
The source, who declined to be named, said Mr Supachai was chairman of the two cooperatives. The Klongchan cooperative was opened to mobilise savings by offering higher returns than other financial institutes. The cooperative invested money in the Mongkhol Setthi cooperative, which granted low-interest loans to followers of Wat Phra Dhammakaya
who wanted funds to make merit at the temple.
Checks on the Mongkhol Setthi cooperative's financial accounts show it had granted some 230 million baht to almost 500 borrowers for merit-making purposes, the source said.
Other information revealed Mr Supachai allegedly had written cheques worth 46.5 million baht on three occasions to the Mongkhol Setthi cooperative between 2009 and 2012. On top of that, the former chairman of the cooperative allegedly also transferred money to several monks at the temple.
Those monks included the temple's abbot, Phra Dhammachayo
(225 million baht); Phra Virat (100 million baht); Phra Palad Vijarn (119 million baht); Phra Montri (100 million baht); and Sathaporn Wattanasirinukul, an executive of S W Holding Group (127 million baht). Mr Sathaporn had been ordained as a monk at Phra Dhammakaya for 20 years, the source said.