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Hyatt hotel brawl: Delhi court grants bail to former BSP MP's son Ashish Pandey

Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh granted relief to Pandey on furnishing a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and one surety of the like amount.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: November 02, 2018 14:50 IST ]

Ashish Pandey/File Image

Delhi's Patiala House court on Friday granted bail to former BSP MP's son Ashish Pandey, who was arrested for brandishing gun at Hyatt hotel in October. 

Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh granted relief to Pandey on furnishing a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and one surety of the like amount.

Earlier on Thursday, Delhi Police filed a chargesheet which mentioned that Pandey has been accused of intimidating a man and his woman friend with a pistol in his hand.

Pandey had allegedly brandished a pistol at guests of a five-star hotel threatening them in the foyer on October 14, a video of which went viral on the 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.

An FIR was filed on October 16 at R K Puram police station under various provisions of the IPC and the Arms Act relating to criminal intimidation and misuse of fire arms.

He hails from Lucknow and is the son of former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Rakesh Pandey. His brother, Ritesh Pandey, is an MLA in Uttar Pradesh. 

The charge sheet was filed 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.

If convicted, Pandey may be awarded maximum seven years jail term.

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