MoS Murugan pays homage to Armstrong, demands CBI probe into killing

Chennai, July 6 (UNI) Senior BJP Leader and Union Minister of State L Murugan on Saturday said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin, who holds the Home portfolio, should own responsibility over the killing of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) State President K Armstrong last night, and also demanded a CBI probe into it.

Talking to reporters after paying homage to the body of Armstrong, also an advocate, at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) here, Mr Murugan said the BSP leader has moulded and nurtured several young lawyers and was involved in social service.

Expressing shock over his killing by anti-social elements, he said the fact that there was no security for a State President of a party, is the present situation prevailing in the State.

He also pointed out that a functionary of the Opposition AIADMK was murdered in the State a few days back.

Stating that incidents of murder has increased in Chennai city, Mr Murugan, who is also a former

BJP State President, said the murder of Armstrong shows the defeat of the State government.

Mr Stalin, who holds the Home portfolio, should own responsibility for the incident.

Mr Murugan also said the investigation in the case should be handed over to the CBI.

Leaders of almost all political parties in the State condemned the killing, offered their condolences, and urged the State government to take stern action against the culprits.

VCK Leader and Lok Sabha MP Thol Thirumavalavan also visited the hospital, where his body was kept after post mortem, and paid homage.

Expressing shock, he also demanded that real culprits in the case should be arrested.

He termed Armstrong’s death as a big loss to the SC community.

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