Union Minister's security personnel thrashes Ghaziabad residential complex guards

A private security staff member of Union Minister Mahesh Sharma allegedly thrashed guards of a residential complex in Ghaziabad.

Published: 19th August 2016 09:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2016 12:56 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: A private security staff member of Union Minister Mahesh Sharma allegedly thrashed guards of a residential complex in Ghaziabad.

The event created huge public outrage when the incident was caught on CCTV camera and went viral on social media platforms. The minister had gone to meet some relatives at the high rise residential block on Rakshabandhan festival on Thursday. 

“I have suspended my security guard and have asked the police to inquire into the incident. I have also apologised to RWA president. If two security guards are fighting what more can a minister do?” the minister said later.

According to the members of the Ashiana Greens Resident Welfare Association, when the guards at the entrance of the building as part of the security drill inquired about the occupants inside the cars, which led to a verbal spat and one of the person following the cars started beating them up. The security staff is seen in the videos clip slapping , pushing the building guards. A complaint has also been forwarded to the police.

The Ghaziabad police said that they have received a complaint from RWA against one personal security staff and the matter is being investigated.

“We are inquiring into the incident based on the complaint and we will also scan the CCTV footage as to what happened at the society,” said a police official.

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