Responding to a report into the HET investigations of incidents involving former soldiers TUV leader Jim Allister said:
“I find it very hard to believe that the Historical Enquiries Team have been applying “less rigour” when investigating killings by the security forces than terrorists.
“At the weekend a survivor of the Enniskillen Bomb went public about his dissatisfaction about the HET’s investigation into that incident where there is still no sign of the report years after the investigation supposedly started. I doubt very much if the HET have, for example, questioned Martin McGuinness about his role in the bombing.
“Let’s remember that no later than 2008 a BBC documentary on the Enniskillen Bomb presented by Peter Taylor alleged that McGuinness had prior knowledge of the bombing. At the time I called for McGuinness to be questioned by the PSNI about conspiracy to murder.
“Has this happened?
“Similarly, there seems to have been no attempt by the HET to question Gerry Adams about what he knows about the La Mon bombing.
“I have today written to the Chief Constable in the following terms:
Dear Chief Constable,
Re Historical Enquiries Team
I write following your comments about the alleged failure of the HET to properly investigate killings by the security forces.
In light of your comments, I would be obliged if you could advise me as to how many elected members of Sinn Fein have been asked to help with HET investigations and how many have done so. Specifically, has the HET ever contacted deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness about the Enniskillen bombing following the well-publicised allegations made against him in Peter Taylor’s 2008 documentary?
Has Gerry Adams been asked to help the investigation into Bloody Friday or La Mon?
There are many innocent victims of terrorists who will find your comments about the HET investigations into killings by the military deeply offensive as it is patently obvious to them that there is an agenda to protect those connected to the political process.