In shocking scenes seen at the venerable Bombay House, a scuffle broke out between photographers gathered there and the securitymen on duty when they were trying to click pictures of ousted Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry today, thereby bringing more unwanted attention on a company that has traditionally shunned publicity of any kind, especially bad one.
Already the Tata Group is reeling from the aftermath of the ouster of Cyrus Mistry and the return of veteran Ratan Tata at the helm of one of the biggest corporate entities in India whose reverberations are still being felt in the corporate boardroooms as Mistry’s men are replaced by the new power centre.
— Chandan KK (@CKSquare) November 4, 2016
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Today, on the arrival of Cyrus Mistry to attend the quarterly performance review meet at the venue, photographers and the securitymen tussled for space and one of the mediamen was injured after he, and others, entered into a no-go zone.
The securitymen refused to allow the photographers anywhere near Mistry and in fact retaliated by actually roughing them up, leading to injuries. During the scuffle, cameras and other equipment of the mediamen was damaged.
The situation worsened to the extent that policemen were called from Mata Ramabai Police station and they then separated both the factions.
After the dust settled, some 7 people were take for medical check-ups to a hospital.
We deeply regret about the incident during the entry of certain board directors today & apologize to press & their families: Tata sons
— ANI (@ANI_news) November 4, 2016
Later in the evening, Tata sons regretted on the incident, “We deeply regret about the incident during the entry of certain board directors and apologize to press and their families.”