Man gets 14 years for attempted pole explosion

PATTANI: The Supreme Court sentenced a man to 14 years in jail for trying to bomb a power pole to cut electricity supply in Thung Yang Daeng district in 2018.

Man gets 14 years for attempted pole explosion
Thailand General

Man gets 14 years for attempted pole explosion

published : 7 Oct 2021 at 20:08

writer: Abdullah Benjakat

PATTANI: The Supreme Court sentenced a man to 14 years in jail for trying to bomb a power pole to cut electricity supply in Thung Yang Daeng district in 2018.

The sentence read at the Pattani provincial court on Thursday was for Isma-ae Watomo who was found guilty of attempted terror attack and dangerous explosion.

The court said that Isma-ae's DNA was found on the plastic bottle which contained explosive and on wires which were part of the time bomb tied to an electricity pole.

A villager spotted the bomb on a power pole in Moo 5 village in tambon Nam Dam of Thung Yang Daeng district on Aug 11, 2018. A bomb squad then defused it. Officials believed the bomb was intended to cut power to the whole district.

Isma-ae confessed to the crime.

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