Bulgaria MPs Vow to Check Revelations of Former Secret Agent

Domestic | November 12, 2009, Thursday // 21:03|  views

DANS Parliamentary Committee Chair Ivan Kostov vowed to inspect the revelations made by former secret agent Aleksei Petrov. Photo by BGNES

The Parliamentary Committee for control of Bulgaria’s National Security Agency DANS is going to investigate the revelations about backstage rulers and scenarios made Thursday by former secret agent Aleksei Petrov.

This was announced by the Committee Chair, Ivan Kostov, Thursday night after the end of Petrov’s hearing at the Committee.

After the meeting, Petrov claimed to have revealed names and secret information about a political model of circles eliminating opponents in Bulgaria over the recent years.

Before going in, he threatened to reveal the information to the public if the authorities failed to act upon it.

“We are going to decide whether to form a position on Petrov’s claims but we also have other ways of reacting. As citizens, we can dispute his allegations that everything at DANS was legal over the 1,5-year period we are investigating,” declared Kostov, who is also the Chair of the rightist DSB party, and the Co-Chair of the rightist Blue Coalition supporting the ruling party GERB of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Kostov revealed that the top secret intelligence report of DANS which was published online by an unknown person in October 2009 was not exactly the secret report that Aleksei Petrov handed to Prime Minister Boyko Borisov several days years.

Kostov believes the report published online lacks a number of pages but said it was not the Committee’s job to deal with that, and that such an inspection must be done by the Prosecutor’s Office.

Regarding Petrov’s claims that he had revealed all the names of people involved in organized illegal activities that he knew, Kostov said he heard only three names but also remarked that we not present during the entire time of the hearing of the former DANS agent.

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Tags: Aleksei Petrov, DANS, parliamentary committee, Ivan Kostov, State National Security Agency, agent, undercover, Boyko Borisov, Sergey Stanishev, Petko Sertov, intelligence report, leak


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