18-year old jailed for trying to take selfie with district magistrate

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 05, 2016 11:38 IST
B Chandrakala, the Bulandshahr DM

An eighteen-year old was sent to judicial custody for fourteen days in Uttar Pradesh for trying to click a selfie with the district magistrate of Bulandshahr.

Farad Ahmad was charged for “getting too close” to the DM B Chandrakala . He was arrested on Monday and released on bail on Thursday.

According to reports the boy, from Kamalpur village tried to take the selfie when the DM was speaking about some local issues. In fact, despite repeated warnings, Ahmad continued to get that “perfect picture“ with the DM.

Chandrakala told ANI that the boy was continuously clicking pictures, even after being told that he should take permission before taking the snaps.

“The boy was continuously clicking pictures. And he was told that this should not happen without permission. It’s your camera but whatever object you are trying to capture, do you have their consent? This is shocking,” the DM said.

In 2014, Chandrakala, the 2008 batch UP cadre IAS officer became famous after she publicly pulled up civic officials and contractors for sub-standard road construction.

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