AIADMK man identified him as Solairajan, a barber by profession, came to receive Panneerselvam at Trichy airport detained for carrying knife.
As Panneerselvam arrived at the airport, the throng of AIADMK members rushed towards him. In the melee, one man fell down.
Security personnel noticed a knife he had and detained him. OPS supporters immediately overpowered him and handed him over to police.