The testimony of a high police about a possible deletion of data in investigations against the terror group NSU has alerted the Bundestag Committee of inquiry.
The Police Director had as a witness before the Federal Prosecutor’s Office testified that mobile data of suspects were deleted in December 2011 on behalf of the Federal Criminal Police Department (BKA). In the hearing, he expressed the assumption, the security authorities wanted to protect an informer in the environment of the terror group with the deletion of the data. Meier served as head of Department 5 in the Presidium of the Federal Police for information and communication technology of the authority evaluated the phones of suspected terror NSU helpers for the BKA. The five sided log of his interrogation is the Committee of inquiry since January 2, 2013. The Chairman Edathy said “Bild am Sonntag” Meier’s testimony was “explosive” and have him “very irritated”. “New questions about the activities of the investigating authorities, that must urgently be answered” themselves. He asked why more files. For the Green politician Christian Ströbele, who belongs to the Committee, “now many questions which need to be addressed: what was on the phone?” Were all this data submitted the Federal Prosecutor’s Office? “Why admitted it at the time such haste to pass the official drafting that delete data of the Federal Police at the BKA read?” The Committee member Petra Pau (the left) said “Bild am Sonntag”: “we have have seen too many negative surprises in the previous work of the Committee of inquiry, that we us the statements to the authorities, because nothing is off, could leave.”
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