NEW DELHI: A private security staff member of Union Minister Mahesh Sharma allegedly thrashed guards of a residential complex in Ghaziabad, following which the minister issued an apology. The event created a huge public outcry when the incident was caught on CCTV and went viral on social media.
The minister had gone to meet relatives at a high-rise residential block on the occasion of Rakshabandhan on Thursday when the incident occurred. “I have suspended my security guard and have asked the police to inquire into the incident. I have also apologised to residents’ welfare association president. If two security guards are fighting what more can a minister do?” said Sharma.
According to members of the Ashiana Greens Residents’ Welfare Association, when the guards at the entrance of the building, as part of the security drill, inquired about the occupants of the minister’s convoy, a verbal spat ensued and one of the persons following the vehicles started beating them up. The security detail is seen in the video clip slapping and pushing the building’s guards. A complaint has been forwarded to the police.
The Ghaziabad police said they have received a complaint from the RWA against one personal security staff of the minister and the matter is being probed.