Police 'faked Madrid massacre report to link ETA'
29 September 2006, MADRID — Spain's most senior anti-terrorist judge accused on Friday three police experts of falsifying documents to link the Madrid bombings with ETA.
29 September 2006
MADRID — Spain's most senior anti-terrorist judge accused on Friday three police experts of falsifying documents to link the Madrid bombings with ETA.
Baltasar Garzón accused the experts from the police scientific unit of signing a report dated in 11 July as if it was written in 21 March 2005.
They were said to have submitted the report to a superior officer without revealing how they had doctored the document.
Garzon said the experts tried to present the report as an official document even though it was never authenticated by the authorities of the police scientific unit.
There has been an on-going political row in Spain over ETA's supposed links to the Madrid massacre.
The conservative opposition Popular Party has repeatedly claimed the Madrid train bombings were linked to the Basque terrorist organisation.
But the socialist government and police and intelligence forces have repeatedly countered this claim.
The attacks, in which 191 people died, are widely believed to have been the work of Islamic fundamentalist terrorists.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news