New Delhi: Patiala House Court on Tuesday dismissed bail application of Ashish Pandey, son of former BSP MLA. The court has earlier sent him to one-day police remand in connection with the October 14 incident where he was seen brandishing a gun outside Hyatt Regency.
Pandey had surrendered before the police on October 18. Metropolitan Magistrate Neetu Sharma had considered submission of the Delhi police which sought a four-day custodial interrogation of Ashish on various grounds. The court had, however, granted one-day quizzing of the accused.
Pandey had brandished pistol at guests and threatened them in the foyer of the five-star hotel in the national capital. The court had on Wednesday issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Ashish Pandey for brandishing a pistol at guests and threatening them in the foyer of a five-star hotel.
Ashish Pandey, who is a realtor, hails from Lucknow and is the son of former Bahujan Samaj Party MP Rakesh Pandey. His brother, Ritesh Pandey, is an MLA in Uttar Pradesh.
ADG Anand Kumar had said that the licence for the weapon brandished by Pandey was issued in Ambedkar Nagar in 1999. The district administration is carrying out the process of cancellation or suspension of the licence.
A video of the incident went viral on social media resulting in public outrage. It prompted the police to step in and launch a hunt for the accused who had gone missing after the incident.
Gaurav Kanwar, an ex-Congress MLA’s son who was allegedly threatened by Pandey, told Delhi Police in a statement that he was too scared to approach them immediately after the incident.
According to him, he was abused by some people when he escorted his woman friend to a hotel washroom when she took ill during dinner.
When the two were waiting for their car at the hotel foyer, Pandey and his friends again approached them. “I will kill you,” Pandey allegedly told him.