State Security Agency, Prosecution, IntMin Discuss Banks Affair
Authorities have a concrete direction in their investigation into the identity of the people targeting certain Bulgarian banks, officials announced.
The news came as Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev, Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov and State Agency for National Security (DANS) Chairman Vladimir Pisanchev made the revelation at an emergency meeting in the DANS headquarters in which they discussed measures to handle what they describe as attempts to destabilize Bulgaria's banking system.
No results of the meeting were disclosed and it was not followed by official statements, public broadcaster BNR reveals.
But during the joint session officials revealed there was a lead in the actions of people who sent e-mails and anonymous text messages urging people to withdraw their savings from First Investment Bank and disseminating rumors of their failure.
An probe is under way into the affair which also comprises actions against the Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) that forced central bank BNB to place it under special supervision over exhaustion of liquidity.
DANS has meanwhile announced telephones numbers for those who receive SMS or e-mail messages containing negative information on Bulgarian banks.
The security agency has urged everyone who receives such communication to either call 866 22 11 (or 814 70 95) or to write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Get this scum and make any prosecutions stick. This kind of action not only destabilieses the bank in question but is like a pandemic, it will pass through the whole financial sector affecting everyone. It destabilises the state and can have devastating affect on the lives and aspirations of every citizen.............and for what??? The only reasons can be (1) political gain (2) financial gain (3) maliciousness ......... each reason purely selfish and self centered and a "to hell with everyone else" attitude. Well, the consequences of these actions is serious affecting the lives of millions and the punishment should fit the crime, not only jail but the total confiscation of the wealth of the perpetrators, let them suffer as they have made others.