Union Minister Mahesh Sharma‘s security staff was caught on camera thrashing housing society guards in Ghaziabad on 18 August. The incident took place at the Ashiana Green apartments, where Mahesh Sharma, had stopped by to visit his sister on the Raksha Bandhan festival.
The CCTV footage of the society that captured the incident shows one of Mahesh Sharma’s security staff slapping the security guards while the minister’s convoy passed out peacefully without intervening in the act.
One of the guards told ANI, ” it took hardly two minutes for us to open the gate,still Minister ji’s security thrashed and abused us: Society guard.”
CCTV: Union Minister Mahesh Sharma's security personnel thrash housing society guards in Ghaziabad (18.8.16)https://t.co/7IL9iRXbia
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Pankaj, the Housing society official in Ghaziabad, said that the people of the housing society were angry over the incident and that it was not the way for the officials to behave. The minister Mahesh Sharma was quick to take action after the incident was brought to his notice.
Mahesh Sharma apologized to the guard and suspended the security guard.
Union Minister Mahesh Sharma said, “When I came to know about the incident, without finding out who is guilty I apologized to society guard. I have also suspended my security guard and have asked the Police to probe the incident.”