New Delhi: Ahead of the board meeting of the Tata group firms Indian Hotels Company Ltd. (IHCL), a scuffle was reported outside the Bombay House between the security guards and the photojournalists trying to capture the expelled Tata Sons Chairman Cyrus Mistry.
The scuffle broke out when the chairman of IHCL, Cyrus Mistry, arrived at Tata group headquarters to chair a board meeting, the photojournalists went beyond the cordoned off area to click the pictures.
In order to put a halt at the chaotic situation, security guards roughed up the photojournalists. Cameras and other equipments were also damaged in the process.
The situation was brought under control after the incident witnessed the intervention from Mata Ranabai Police station.
Four security guards and three photographers were rushed to the nearest hospital.
Following the scuffle, a Tata Sons spokesperson later apologised for the incident saying, “In the rush during the entry of certain directors, one of our security staff members fell down. The security staff then lost their cool, which they shouldn’t have. We apologise for the incident.”
The Tata Group has been recieving strong interest following the October 24 decision of the Tata Sons board to remove Cyrus Mistry as chairman.