Double agent being hunted for exposing Anna Chapman spy ring

November 12th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

chapman_1759771c Moscow, Nov 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A senior Russian secret agent is on the run after it emerged that he was also doubling as an agent for the United States. It emerged in one of Russia’s most popular newspapers, Kommersant that the agent was responsible for the detection of about ten Russian spies that were planted in the United States by the Kremlin. They ten Russian spies, including the famous Anna Chapman were arrested by the United States officials and deported back to Russia in a spy swap deal.

The paper named the agent as Colonel Shcherbakov but failed to give further names. The said colonel was alleged to have doubled as an agent for the United States. The paper alleged that the Kremlin wanted Colonel Shcherbakov to get closer to the United States secret agency and plant moles in their secret service but he rather changed allegiance.

The colonel is now on the run and the newspaper reported that Russian hit-men have been sent to kill him. He allegedly has a daughter in the United States. If the story was just a report, then now it has an official backing.

A member of the Russian parliament, Gennady Gudkov confirmed what the newspaper reported and said that, “Shcherbakov turned over our agents in the U.S.A….knew of this long before the publication today in Kommersant”.

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