Youth held for trying to click photo of PC

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A youth from Kerala was arrested at the domestic terminal of the Chennai airport on Tuesday after he attempted to break through the security cordon surrounding Union minister P Chidambaram to take a photograph.

The incident happened when the minister was returning to Delhi. Ameer Thwaha, 34, tried to take a picture of Chidambaram, but the latter's security staff caught hold of him and handed him over to the CISF. The airport authorities recognised him as the person who was detained a month ago for boarding a new Dreamliner and deplaning after taking photographs of the interior of the aircraft. Police and security agencies questioned Thwaha but did not find anything that suggested him being a threat. But he was charged under sections 341 and 353 of the IPC.

Thwaha's profile on a social network has several photographs of him with celebrities, insides of aircraft, and a photo of the ticket of Air India Dreamliner that he boarded and deplaned last month. In the comments section of a photo, he has given his itinerary — Kochi to Chennai on November 12 and Chennai to Delhi on November 13 — and added that he was taking this route since Dreamliner has not been operating through the Kochi sector.

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