Watch: Security Guards Beat Up Journos Outside Tata’s Bombay House

A Tata Sons spokesperson has reportedly apologised for the incident.

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A name board is pictured at the entrance of Bombay House, headquarters of Tata Group, in Mumbai. (Photo: Reuters)

Some private security personnel on Friday assaulted media photographers who had gathered there to cover the arrival of Tata Sons sacked chairman Cyrus Mistry for a board meeting at Tata headquarters – Bombay House.

At least one photographer was virtually pinned down by four-five security personnel, brutally punched, slapped and then pushed away from the building entrance in south Mumbai's busy Fort area.

The camera and other equipment of at least two photographers were badly damaged or broken by the security personnel in the fracas.

Among the lensmen beaten up were Atul Kamble (Mid-Day), Suryakant Riwate (Business Standard) and Arijit Sen (Hindustan Times), who have been admitted to the St. George Hospital for treatment.

Police arrived on the scene a short while later and lodged complaints in the matter.

In a statement, a Tata Sons spokesperson apologised for the incident.

“We profusely apologise to the press corp and their families for this incident. We will ensure that such a situation does not recur.”

We do understand the difficult job and trying situations in which the media corp undertake their duty and have always supported their endeavour.

(With inputs from IANS and Hindustan Times)

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