At an official high-profile event in London which was attended by the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, a few Indian journalists were caught stealing silverware from their table and one was made to even pay a fine of £50, according to reports by a leading magazine. It gets worse. The journalists in question were all senior journalists and their handiwork was caught on CCTV cameras.
It is reported that a senior reporter with a respected Bengali paper put a set of dessert spoons into his pocket, while several others followed suit. The security staff at the event discreetly let the journalists know that they had been caught stealing on camera and that they had to return the silverware that was stolen by them. Embarrassing, right?
Well, it doesn't end there. One journalist even refused any wrongdoing and it turned out later that he had stuffed his loot into the bag of another senior journalist. Reports also suggest that the security staff at the event even debated whether they should raise an alarm but they didn't want to embarrass the dignitary in whose honour the dinner had been thrown. The other visitors seated around the large table included a host of prominent citizens both from India and the UK and included politicians, industrialists and journalists.
And like most things that take to the Internet, this episode too received a lot of flak from social media users. Take a look at a few tweets posted by twitteratis ridiculing this embarrassing episode:
What do you'll think about this embarrassment?