Former BSP MP Rakesh Pandey’s son Ashish Pandey was sent to 14-day judicial custody on Monday by a Delhi court. He was arrested for brandishing pistol at a five-star hotel. Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmendra Singh sent the accused to jail till November 5 after the police said that he was not required for further custodial interrogation.
His bail plea was earlier rejected by the court and a non-bailable warrant was issued against him.
In a video that went viral on social media, Pandey could allegedly be seen pointing a pistol at guests of a five-star hotel in Delhi, threatening them in the foyer.
The incident had occurred on October 14 and public outrage had prompted the police to step in and launch a hunt for the accused who had gone missing after the incident.
The Delhi Police had registered an FIR on October 16, following a complaint by the assistant security manager of The Hyatt Regency, who alleged that one person was flagging pistol in his hand in the porch area of the hotel after a tiff with a guest.
Pandey was booked under Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act and Sections 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.
Pandey who had been dodging the arrest despite joint efforts by Delhi and Uttar Pradesh police, had on October 18 surrendered before a Delhi court.