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Military officer summonsed over alleged assault

Military officer summonsed over alleged assault

The Kratie Provincial Court has ordered Captain Meas Piseth, an RCAF officer who has been accused of beating a deputy provincial prosecutor, to appear in court today.

Authorities say that the dispute started when the prosecutor, Keo Socheath, had an argument with the father of Piseth, a local taxi driver named Meas Matesh, about a blocked car. Matesh then phoned his son, who, moments after he showed up, hopped out of his Lexus and began to beat Socheath.

“Until now, Meas Piseth and his father were not charged by the court or got warrants for their arrests. They were summonsed to appeal at Kratie Court to handle their case tomorrow,” said Lieutenant Colonel Srey Vutha of the Justice Police Office in Kratie.

The court has also summoned the father and a potential witness, Vin Mao, who worked with Matesh in drumming up fares. Police have been unable to contact Mao, Matesh or his son, all of whom fled.

Kratie military police also believe that Piseth and his father were former luxury wood dealers.

To contact the reporter on this story: Buth Reaksmey Kongkea at [email protected]

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