VIDEO: Union Minister Mahesh Sharma suspends security officer for slapping guards

Union Minister Mahesh Sharma said that he apologised to the RWA president as soon as he got to know of the incident.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 19, 2016 5:01 pm
mahesh sharma, mahesh sharma security, culture minister, mahesh sharma security guard, mahesh sharma security beats guard, ghaziabad mahesh sharma, mahesh sharma ghaziabad guard, india news Ghaziabad: A guard standing next to the man tried to save him from being beaten by Mahesh Sharma’s security officer, but he too was slapped repeatedly in return. (Source: ANI/Twitter)

Union Minister Mahesh Sharma’s security personnel were on Friday caught on camera thrashing housing society guards in Ghaziabad. The matter came to light after news agency ANI shared a video of the incident on social media. Speaking to ANI, Sharma said that he had apologised to the guards as soon as he got to know of the incident.

The Minister for Culture and Tourism in the Narendra Modi-led government, also said “I have also suspended my security guard and have asked the police to inquire into the incident. Have also apologised to RWA president. If two security guards are fighting what more can a minister do?”

The visuals show the guards at first talking to someone sitting inside the car before being roughly pulled back by Sharma’s security officer. As Sharma’s entourage moved away, the suspended security officer pointed a finger at the guard saying something at first. A moment later, he could be seen slapping and thrashing the guard while yelling at him. Another guard standing next to the man tried to save him from being beaten, but he too was slapped repeatedly in return. After stopping for a while, the security officer also made threatening advances towards the third man standing at the scene. He then came back and slapped the guards again. Other security officers finally stopped him.

One of the housing guards told ANI, “It took hardly two minutes for us to open the gate and yet minister ji’s security thrashed and abused us.” A housing society official said that they were not happy with the behaviour and would approach the police.

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  1. S
    Aug 19, 2016 at 4:42 pm
    How do we get in touch with the ministers, please send email to him, telling him he is a public servant. and security guards are also . Paid by poor country man, please PM to tell his ministersp and MPs that are in public service and they voluntarily choose to serve the publica by public money, poor country people's money. They should recite every day before they go to work. Please let me know if you have email for this minister.
    1. C
      Chandu Shah
      Aug 19, 2016 at 12:22 pm
      This security guard should be dismissed and procecuted for criminal behaviour.
      1. M
        Aug 19, 2016 at 7:50 am
        What is RWA? Can author clarify?
        1. M
          Aug 19, 2016 at 8:24 am
          Good governance days ahead....
          1. T
            Aug 19, 2016 at 6:51 am
            Sir Ji teach your staff to be cultured before you teach Indians about Indian culture.
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