Tamil Nadu. BSP Chief Mayawati Demands CBI Inquiry In Murder Case Of Party’s State President K. Armstrong.

July 7, 2024 1:20 PM.

In Tamil Nadu, BSP Chief Mayawati has demanded a CBI inquiry in the murder case of the Party’s State President K. Armstrong. After paying floral tributes to the mortal remains of the slain leader in Chennai today, she said that her Party will insist on conducting a fair inquiry in this case.

Pointing out the recent murders in the State, she also appealed to the State Government to safeguard and protect the reserved community and maintain law and order.

Apart from the BSP Chief Mayawati, VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan, Congress MP Sasikant Senthil, Vashikaran, State President AAP and several others are paying homage to the departed leader.

In another development, the High Court judge who listened to the urgent petition for allowing the burial in the party headquarters, said that it would not be possible to bury him there since it is a small residential area and asked them to consider the 200 sq ft land which the Government was ready to provide and told that it will not pass any order but asked the petitioner to approach the Government. 

Earlier in the day, Akash Anand, the national coordinator of BSP, also arrived in Chennai to pay tribute to the slain party leader. “We urge the state government to hand over the case to the CBI,” BSP chief Mayawati stated after offering her respects.

“I urge the state government and especially the CM that he should ensure law and order in the state, weaker sections in particular should feel safe. Had the government been serious, the accused would have been arrested, but now since that’s not the case, we urge the state government to refer the case to the CBI,” she added.

Mayawati called on the ruling DMK government to ensure the perpetrators are punished for the murder of K Armstrong, condemning it as highly deplorable. She emphasized Armstrong’s role as a prominent Dalit leader in Tamil Nadu and urged swift action from the state government.

On Saturday, Sandeep Rai Rathore, the Greater Chennai Police Commissioner, stated that eight individuals suspected of being involved in Armstrong’s murder have been arrested and are undergoing interrogation. Rathore mentioned, “Eight people have been detained whom we suspect of being involved in this incident. They are currently being questioned.”

He confirmed that Armstrong’s post-mortem examination has been completed. Rathore assured the public of Chennai’s stability and reiterated the police department’s commitment to thoroughly investigate the case from all angles and ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.