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The president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, negotiated with members of the CoR that were being investigated the terms in which the road cuts that took place in Holy Week last year in Catalonia would take place in protest of the arrest of Carles Puigdemont in Germany and to ask for the freedom of political prisoners . This was detected by investigators who had intervened communications to members of the Defense Committees of the Republic within the case opened at the National Court that led to the Judas operation.
After entering prison in September of seven arrested for planning attacks with explosives, legal sources explained to this newspaper that Torra contacted members of the CDR - other than those incarcerated - who approved the highway cuts and with those who agreed that the actions could be extended until a certain time of night. Until that moment, the president guaranteed, the Mossos d'Esquadra would not intervene to dissolve those who occupied the roads. The CDRs complied and lifted the road cuts to facilitate the 'return operation'. Days later the Civil Guard opened a first operation against the CDR and arrested one of its alleged perpetrators.
As president of the Generalitat, Torra is based before the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia and, therefore, cannot be investigated directly by the National Court. According to sources in the case, after the appearance of the president in the investigation, the proceedings were reoriented to avoid that this circumstance put the validity of the cause at risk. Legal sources point out that, regardless of the political repercussion that these contacts may have with members of the CoR -which were not those who ended up being imprisoned-, the investigation has not yielded clear indications of crime against the president.
The investigation of the radical independentists already crossed with Torra's predecessor, Carles Puigdemont . Prison orders issued by Judge Manuel García Castellón revealed that a sister of the former president had met with members of the CDRs subsequently detained. The researchers maintain that the objective was to transmit sensitive information and open a secure communication channel between Torra and Puigdemont.
The court records also indicated that the CDRs detained in the Judas operation planned actions such as occupying the Parliament or flying communications towers. Following these plans of the Tactical Response Team (ERT) was what the judge called the Catalan CNI. "The development of the plan," said the investigating judge, was "entrusted by the so-called Catalan CNI and would have been assumed and planned by the ERT itself, being involved in several of the initiatives that would make up that plan."
The investigations on that Catalan CNI point to Cesicat, the computer control agency of the Generalitat. But in addition the National Court is currently investigating the creation of a new Catalan CNI formed by a group of people from the independentist environment, outside the Generalitat but in coordination with it, who direct the CDR in the shade.
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- Quim Torra
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