Thursday, May 15, 2003
Front Page |
Southern States |
Other States |
Advts: Classifieds | Employment | Obituary |
By Hasan Suroor
Freddie Scappaticci, also known as `Stakeknife,' said his life had been "placed in danger" as a result of allegations that he was a British mole in the IRA-doubling as deputy head of IRA's powerful internal security unit and a police informant. In a statement, his solicitor said his client had been a "victim of misrepresentations, apparently emanating from the security forces and disseminated by the press."
He said Mr. Scappaticci, now in hiding because of danger to his life, was "an ordinary working class man" who had never been an informer. "A number of serious allegations have been made about my client in the press since Sunday.
My client denies each and every one of these allegations. He is not Stakeknife; he has never been an informer, has never contacted the intelligence services....and has never received any money from the security services."
The British Government also has been embarrassed by the revelation which comes barely a few weeks after a report by the Metropolitan Police Chief, John Stevens, alleged that the security forces `colluded' with the Protestant loyalist paramilitaries in the Eighties to target Catholic IRA activists.
The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | Home |
Copyright © 2003, The
Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of
this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of