Tamil Nadu BSP chief K Armstrong murder: Mayawati demands CBI probe

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BSP leader Mayawati demanded a CBI probe into the death of her party's slain Tamil Nadu president K Armstrong, who was hacked to death here on Friday.

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She claimed those who have been arrested so far were not the real culprits and urged Chief Minister M K Stalin to refer the probe to the Central agency to ensure justice to the victim.

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"The persons arrested in this case so far are for namesake, the real culprits are still at large. The state government should take this seriously, as it is not only about our state president but about the security and safety of weaker sections and Dalit people in the state," says Mayawati.

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A resident of Perambur in North Chennai, Armstrong was not just an advocate, but also someone who ensured that youngsters took up the law profession in droves.

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Armstrong was a practicing Buddhist who helped construct many Viharas in the recent past. Though he was an accused in at least seven cases, he had been acquitted in all at the time of his death, and it was confirmed by Greater Chennai police officially.

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In 2006, Armstrong was elected as councillor of Chennai Corporation and a year later, he was inducted into the BSP by Mayawati. A year after that, he was made president, replacing current TNCC chief K Selvaperunthagai.

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In 2011, Armstrong contested against then deputy chief minister MK Stalin in Kolathur and managed to get around 4,000 votes, which was greater than the winning margin.

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