Bangkok, Thailand (BBN)-Thailand's ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra and a number of family members and politicians have been detained, as leaders of the nation's military coup tighten their grip on power.

Yingluck and scores of politicians from the deposed government had earlier been ordered to report to the military, reports BBC.

She was kept for several hours and then driven to an undisclosed location.

Army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha also met key officials, telling them reform must come before any elections.

Gen Prayuth summoned governors, business leaders and civil servants to the Bangkok Army Club on Friday.

BBN/ANS/AD-23May14-9:30pm (BST)