Press photographers assaulted outside Tata’s Bombay House

Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) Some private security personnel on Friday assaulted media photographers who had gathered there to cover the arrival of Tata Sons sacked chairman Cyrus P. 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 was 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 were in the process of lodging complaints in the matter.