An "over enthusiastic" teenager in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh recently landed in trouble while trying to get a selfie clicked with the district magistrate.
18-year-old Faraz Ahmad was recently sent to jail for three days when he tried to get a selfie with the DM of Bulandshahr (in UP), B Chandrakala, and came to close to her, The Times of India reported.
Ahmad, who was charged for "getting too close" to the DM, was arrested on Monday and released on bail on Thursday.
Chandralekha also reprimanded the youth and said that apart from being a DM, she is also a woman and that a woman's dignity should be "respected by one and all", the report states.
"The incident occurred in the evening at the DM's office. Ahmad, from Kamalpur, had accompanied a few elders there for some official work. He tried to click a selfie with the DM, after which he was asked to behave several times," additional DM Vishal Kumar, who was present at the spot during the incident, told TOI.
According to the Vishal Kumar, the teenager was repeatedly warned, but the latter continued his attempts to get a "perfect picture" with Chandrakala. When officials asked him to delete the pictures, he got into a scuffle with them. "It was then," Kumar said, "that police challaned him under CrPC section 151 (intent to commit crime) and sent (him) to jail."
Chandrakala also told TOI that the arrest had nothing to do with Ahmad trying to take a selfie. "One needs to behave responsibly and must in no way hamper freedom of work for women. I want to clarify that his arrest has nothing to do with the selfie but with the ruckus he created when he was asked to delete the pictures."