Delhi court dismisses bail plea of ex-BSP MP's son Ashish Pandey who brandished gun at 5-star hotel

On October 14, Ashish had brandished a pistol at guests and threatened them at Delhi’s five-star Hyatt Regency Hotel.

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Updated: Oct 19, 2018, 15:15 PM IST

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Delhi‘s Patiala House Court on Friday dismissed the bail plea of former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Rakesh Pandey‘s son Ashish Pandey. The court further sent him to judicial custody till October 22. 

On October 14, Ashish, who had brandished a pistol at guests and threatened them at Delhi’s five-star Hyatt Regency Hotel in a viral video, was formally arrested by Delhi Police minutes after he surrendered before a court here.

Delhi‘s Patiala House Court, which allowed Ashish‘s plea for surrender, granted 20 minutes to Delhi Police for interrogating him in connection with the case. The court later remanded Ashish to one-day police custody.

Delhi Police had earlier moved a plea seeking 4-day custody of the accused. 

Ashish had been on the run after a video showing him brandishing a gun and threatening guests, including Gaurav Kanwar, son of a former Congress MLA, outside Hyatt Regency Hotel on October 14 went viral.

A surrender application, filed through lawyer SPM Tripathi claimed that Pandey, the son of former BSP lawmaker Rakesh Pandey, has been wrongly framed in the FIR and subjected to a media trial.

It further said Pandey is ready to submit before the court voluntarily and the police may be directed to take him into custody if required.

Earlier while speaking to ANI, Ashish had claimed that he did not threaten anyone and he was being framed in the case. 

“I’m being projected like I’m a wanted terrorist and police across the nation is looking for me. Look Out Circular has been issued against me. If you check CCTV footage, you’ll find who went to ladies toilet that night and who threatened whom,”‘Ashish said.

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