The 34-year-old who was arrested last month on charges of taking pictures of Union Finance Minister P.Chidambaram at the Chennai Airport has been granted bail.

Amir, a native of Ernakulam, Kerala, had taken pictures of Mr. Chidambaram in the portico of Chennai Airport as the latter was about to board an Air India flight to New Delhi. He was remanded at the Puzhal Prison and his relatives had recently moved the Chengalpattu District Sessions Court for bail.

The Court said it had no objection provided that the jurisdiction court where the reported offence had taken place, did not object. As the Chennai Airport Police station, where the case was registered, came within the jurisdiction of the Judicial Magistrate, Alandur, the bail petition was transferred there.

The matter was brought to the Judicial Magistrate, Tambaram who granted the bail on conditions that two blood relatives of Amir furnished a surety and that he appear before the Airport police station every day at 10 a.m. until further orders. Amir had a couple of cases filed against him elsewhere for taking pictures of airport installations.

More In: Chennai | News