Rights body complains against Mamata for screaming at guards

Mamata Banerjee

A day after an angry West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee screamed at her security guards in full public view, saying they "should be whipped" for making her wait for her car, a complaint was today filed against her in the State Human Rights Commission.

Rights body Association of Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) has filed a complaint against Mamata in the State Human Rights Commission, taking exception to the behaviour and language used by her. The body described her behaviour as "gross violation of human rights".

Mamata, during her visit to the Kolkata Book Fair yesterday, had screamed at the security guard for her car arriving late at the exit gate.

An official of the Publishers and Book Sellers Guild, organisers of the fair, said when Mamata came out of gate no 1, she found her car had not arrived due to the huge crowds. This led to her outburst. Banerjee told the guard that he should be "whipped".

"What she has done is against the values of basic human rights. It is a gross violation of human rights. We condemn such behaviour and that too from the highest authority of the state. We have filed a complaint," APDR official Dhiraj Sengupta, told PTI. No senior police official was available for comment.

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