Guards thrashed: CPI (M) seeks Mahesh Sharma’s apology

New Delhi, Aug. 19 : Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Friday hit out at Union Minister Mahesh Sharma after one of his security personnel was caught thrashing the guards of a housing society in Ghaziabad and said that the Culture Minister should tender an apology if he has cultural values.

CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat said Sharma's security officer dared to commit such an offence because he knew that he had the support of a Union Minister.

"If any cultural values are left in our Cultural Minister then he will surely tender an apology. Because his arrogant guard must be thinking that he has the support of a minister and that's why he had the audacity to commit such a mistake," said Karat.

Sharma's security officer was on Friday caught on camera thrashing the housing society guards in Ghaziabad.

However, Sharma later said that he has suspended him and asked the police to inquire into the incident.

The visuals show the guard was initially talking to someone sitting inside the car before being attacked by the security officer.

The officer 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. As per reports, the offender also threatened the other guards..

Source: ANI