Controversial former secret agent Alexey Petrov is suing TV journalist Nikolay Barekov for libel and seeks BGN 250 000 in compensation for non-monetary damages.

The lawsuit was filed at the Sofia City Court over Barekov’s remarks over the July 19 explosions in front of the offices of the marginal conservative Law, Order and Justice (RZS) party and the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party, news portal mediapool reported on Friday.

The former secret agent and alleged organized crime boss complains about Barekov’s on-air comments that participants in online forums had no doubt and were 99% certain that Petrov had planted the bombs.